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Usain Bolt strikes to trademark signature victory pose

Athletics icon Usain Bolt has moved to trademark a emblem displaying his signature victory celebration pose.

The retired Jamaican sprinter submitted an software within the US final week.

He’s identified globally for the transfer – wherein he leans again and gestures to the sky – as he routinely struck the pose after profitable gold medals and setting world data.

Mr Bolt nonetheless holds the world data for the 100m and 200m, making him the quickest man in historical past.

In line with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace, Mr Bolt filed his software for the trademark on 17 August.

It depicts “The silhouette of a person in a particular pose, with one arm bent and pointing to the top, and the opposite arm raised and pointing upward”.

He intends to make use of the picture on objects together with clothes, jewelry and footwear, in addition to eating places and sports activities bars, the submitting exhibits.

“Provided that Bolt is now retired from racing, it is smart that he would look to increase his enterprise empire,” Josh Gerben, a Washington DC-based trademark lawyer, informed the BBC.

“The silhouette of his victory pose is recognised world wide. This trademark registration would allow him to supply the objects listed within the software himself, or license the best to make use of the trademark to 3rd events,” Mr Gerben stated.

Mr Bolt utilized to register the same trademark 12 years in the past, however this has since lapsed beneath US regulation.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist retired from athletics on the 2017 World Championships in London.

He might solely handle bronze in his penultimate race – the lads’s 100m – earlier than pulling up injured simply as he started to hit high pace at his closing occasion, the 4x100m relay.

When requested if he would contemplate a return to racing, he replied: “I’ve seen too many individuals retire and are available again simply to make it worse or to disgrace themselves. I gained’t be a type of folks.”