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Alex Ovechkin Files An Intriguing Phrase Patent

Without a doubt, the Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin will go down in history as possibly the greatest Russian-born athlete of all time.

“The Great 8” Ovechkin has been working hard to surpass Wayne Gretzky’s (also known as “The Great One”) all-time goal record. He just made a surprising move, though.

Sports.ru reports that Ovechkin has asked Rospatent, Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property, to register a well-known proverb. He has also submitted an application to register the logo for his global hockey academy.

It is still unclear if the application is for a copyright or a trademark. The expression cannot be used without Ovechkin’s approval if it is accepted. According to the article, he will have the sole rights, which implies he may make earnings from this intellectual property.

On October 26, 2006, Ovechkin initially spoke the statement in a post-practice press conference. Ovechkin answered when asked how he was feeling:

“I’m okay. The Russian machine never breaks.”

This assertion seems to be true given that Ovechkin keeps scorching the NHL with goals like he’s still in his early 20’s. It will be intriguing to watch how the narrative turns out and if the patent indeed is granted to him.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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