Two American catchphrase trademark stories in a row may be too much for our readers, but how could we ignore the trademark registrations related to the National Basketball Association’s No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis’ unibrow? Yes, his unibrow.
Earlier this month, the University of Kentucky basketball standout registered the phrases “Fear the brow” and “Raise the brow.” Really. Both phrases were registered in a number of classes, including cosmetics (International Class 3), books and stationery (16), clothing (25), and charitable services (35), among others. Davis told CNBC: “I don’t want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it … Me and my family decided to trademark it because it’s very unique.”
This story is so incomplete without a photo of Davis’ unibrow — you can check it out here.
For serious trivia enthusiasts, the medical term used to describe “fusion” of the eyebrows is synophrys. On the fun side, HLNtv.com published a list of “9 Greatest Unibrows Ever.” We won’t reveal their top pick, but you won’t be surprised to see that former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and artist Frida Kahlo made the list.
Who’s the proud owner of your favorite unique set of eyebrows?