A trademark application for "FitzMagic" was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office last week on behalf of Minkah Fitzpatrick. The intention is to use FitzMagic to sell merchandise and apparel.
Minkah Fitzpatrick's role in filing the trademark wasn't significant. It was primarily handled by his marketing team/representatives.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has ruled headlines over the first two weeks of the NFL season by lighting up the box score, starting 2-0 and "borrowing" an outfit from teammate DeSean Jackson for a postgame news conference on Sunday. He has been called "FitzMagic" by many, including several media outlets in stories detailing his impressive performances in Weeks 1 and 2.
Minkah Fitzpatrick has had a strong start to his NFL career as well, providing tight coverage and strong tackling with the 2-0 Dolphins while playing slot cornerback and safety.
It's worth noting that FitzMagic has been a nickname used for Minkah Fitzpatrick since his New Jersey high school days.
Minkah Fitzpatrick's mother, Melissa, tweeted this morning in response to backlash about the trademark.
Nobody said when one word about someone else's name nor did it when we filed . So stop the nonsense pic.twitter.com/0Lh4gELWas— minknmelissa (@minknmelissa) September 18, 2018
The Sports Biz first reported the trademark application.