Aaron Judge is the real All-Rise, rules court; slugger buys new home, tops MLB list

Aaron Judge and a young fan holding All-Rise placard during a training session.

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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is the real owner of “All Rise” and “Here Comes the Judge,” two trademarks widely associated with him. This ruling by a USPTO court, which has put to rest any claim over these trademarks by others, came up after a Long Island man sought to win them for his commercial gains.

The ruling in Aaron Judge’s favor

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office decided against a Long Island individual, who tried to register the phrases “All Rise” and “Here Comes the Judge,” saying that they would create confusion with slogans used by the record-breaking home run hitter.

Michael P. Chisena, of Nassau County, New York, tried to register “All Rise” and “Here Comes the Judge” on July 14, 2017, four days after Aaron Judge won the All-Star Home Run Derby, during his rookie season, which included 52 home runs. According to the Associated Press, Chisena filed on October 12 to register these as a design trademark for apparel.

Chisena may have intended to profit from the slogans on clothing, but the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office decided against him. In a 61-page opinion released Wednesday, Administrative Trademark Judge David K. Heasley wrote:

“We conclude that applicant’s marks, as used on or in connection with the apparel goods identified in his applications, so resembles opposers’ previously-used common law marks as to be likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive under the Trademark Act.”

Chisena stated in court documents that he came up with the trademarks between 2012 and 2015 when he was not aware of Aaron Judge.

“Aaron Judge was unknown to me. I became aware of Aaron Judge at some time in 2017, but I cannot remember the specifics.”

Last year, Aaron Judge set an American League record with 62 home runs, topping Roger Maris‘ previous high of 61 set in 1961. The Yankees got him back for a $360 million, nine-year deal with the Yankees.

Aaron Judge at Yankee Stadium on December 22, 2022.
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According to The Athletic, Aaron Judge’s complaint against Chisena’s intended trademark came in November 2017, one month after his effort to register the design.

Heasley ruled out, “consumers would recognize, associate, and perceive them as pointing to a single source: Aaron Judge, the one sponsoring or authorizing the merchandise.”

Aaron Judge buys Chelsea penthouse

Yankees skipper Aaron Judge and his wife Samantha Bracksieck have bought a new home in New York, revealed New York Post’s Gimme Shelter citing sources. The couple has purchased a Manhattan penthouse at the Cortland. Their new home is located at 555 W. 22nd St. in Chelsea.

Aaron Judge was spotted walking in and out of the building, where he is setting up his dream home.

The 25-story structure has three floors of penthouses that have yet to be sold. According to accounts, Aaron Judge has acquired one of those floors and is already constructing it. The 7,000-square-foot home has lofty ceilings to accommodate his 6-foot-7 stature, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, marble fireplaces, and views of the Hudson River and the city skyline.

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Although no price has been disclosed for the property, two distinct flats on the 22nd story of the building were sold for a combined $40 million, according to StreetEasy – and it’s a single buyer.

Aaron Judge told reporters after signing the mega contract with the Yankees that he and Bracksieck, his high school sweetheart who he married in 2021, were going to stay in New York City.

He told, “The decision that was in our hearts, which is we belong in New York, we belong in this city.”

Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Olson Kundig worked together to make the building. The listing says that the building has a gym, a pool, a concierge, and more, all of which are run by Related Life like a private members’ club.

Aaron Judge tops MLB Sluggers

The 2023 MLB season has been going on for two weeks. Though that’s not enough time to come to any conclusions, but we can tell who’s hot and who’s not.

Aaron Judge is, of course, in the first group. MLB.com just put out its latest list of hitters’ power, and he is at the top.

Power rankings are no longer only based on recent performance. They also examine preseason expectations and combine the two to determine the rankings. There are hotter players right now than Aaron Judge, but he just hit 62 home runs last year. He certainly belongs among the best, and his recent success solidifies his position at the pinnacle.

Aaron Judge hit two home runs against the Orioles at Camden Yards on April 09, 2023.

As of Friday afternoon, Judge was hitting .298/.382/.574 with four home runs, ten runs scored, and seven RBI. That’s a little less than what he accomplished in 2022, but it’s still impressive.

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is second on the list. His on-base abilities are the finest aspect of his slash line: he is hitting. With three home runs, he hit 262/.436/.524 with three homers.

Yordan Alvarez is third with 16 RBI, while Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is fourth with a .412/.492/.549 line. Luis Arraez, who finished fifth, demonstrates that hitting home runs isn’t the only way to contribute offensively. He only has one this year, but he is hitting .500 in 52 plate appearances with his new club, the Miami Marlins.

The top 10 is completed by Freddie Freeman, Shohei Ohtani, Paul Goldschmidt, the red-hot Matt Chapman, and Adley Rutschman.

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