After his impressive bout with legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor drank a glass of whiskey. His whiskey to be exact.
The Dublin born MMA star-turned boxer revealed to the press that he would be jumping into the world of whiskey.
“[Let me] put my whiskey down — Notorious Irish Whiskey — coming soon,” McGregor said at a press conference on Sunday.
Fresh off of winning $100 million, McGregor looked excited. He was ready to take on the world outside of fighting.
The match between him and Mayweather was essentially a business transaction so hey, “why not become a businessman?”
However, it might not happen as soon as planned. McGregor seems to be in a bit of a legal battle over trademarks.
So McGregor decided to call in some help. According to The Irish Times, McGregor hired top Dublin trademark Attorneys, FR Kelly, to help him tie down his intellectual property rights.
Earlier this month McGregor filed a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for “The Notorious.”
The trademark covers everything from aftershave to clothing.
However, two brothers from Liverpool are challenging McGregor.
Andy and John Underwood claim they have been selling combat sports apparel with their Notorious Fightwear brand since 2009.
On top of that, the EUIPO mark for “Notorious” for alcohol is already owned by a man named Séamus O’Hara.
McGregor’s team reached out to Mr. O’Hara and notified him of their desire to trademark Notorious for alcoholic drinks.
So far, Mr. O’Hara has not sought to block him.
Additionally, McGregor filed a similar trademark with the USPTO which you can read here.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, McGregor also plans to trademark his own beer water and juice.
Conor McGregor’s trademark filing for “Notorious” not only includes intended use for whiskey but for beers, water & juice.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 5, 2017
The process could be long and difficult but McGregor won’t go down without a fight. Especially with the best trademark attorneys in Dublin backing him.
Either way, he just got a bunch of money so he should be happy.
GCE will update this post when more facts emerge. Good luck, Mr. McGregor.
On a side note, I hope Floyd used his money to pay off his taxes. Get the IRS off your back, Mr. Mayweather!