ESPN The Magazine is reporting that the NCAA’s trademark application for the best-friend application will be filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The application, which was filed on May 26, will seek a registration of the best friends trademark.
This is a significant step forward for the NCAA.
The trademark application will allow the NCAA to create a database of its best friends in order to help athletes develop friendships with people from other sports, like basketball and football.
The NCAA was already in the process of establishing the best buds system, which would be overseen by an independent commission that would be comprised of the five biggest college sports teams.
With the filing of this trademark application, the NCAA is once again able to create more and more friendships with its best-friends members.