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Marcus Rashford ‘to take steps to becoming global superstar by trademarking his name in the USA’

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Marcus Rashford is bidding to become a global superstar by trademarking his name in America, according to reports.

The Manchester United star was announced as having signed with US rap star Jay-Z’s sports agency Roc Nation last month.

But The Sun now claim the 22-year-old has filed official documents that would allow him to market hundreds of products. 

Marcus Rashford is bidding to trademark his name in America according to reports

Marcus Rashford is bidding to trademark his name in America according to reports

Marcus Rashford is bidding to trademark his name in America according to reports

The Manchester United star signed with rap star Jay-Z's Roc Nation company last month

The Manchester United star signed with rap star Jay-Z's Roc Nation company last month

The Manchester United star signed with rap star Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company last month

They report adds that the marketed good could range from deodorants and shaving gel to binoculars, sports bags and computer games.

The same outlet claims the application to the US Patent and Trademark Office has been accepted and will be published in America’s Trademark Official Gazette on ­Tuesday. 

The application will then be approved unless anyone with an objection comes forward to to lodge a complaint within the next 30 days.

The news comes on the heels of the United star receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester this summer for his campaign against child poverty. 

Rashford's application will then be approved unless anyone with an objection comes forward

Rashford's application will then be approved unless anyone with an objection comes forward

Rashford’s application will then be approved unless anyone with an objection comes forward

The news comes on the heels of the Man United star receiving an honorary doctorate

The news comes on the heels of the Man United star receiving an honorary doctorate

The news comes on the heels of the Man United star receiving an honorary doctorate

Rashford teamed up with charity FareShare to raise £20million for food donations during the coronavirus pandemic and also helped convince the government to extend their food voucher scheme for children on free school meals throughout the summer holidays.

Before being added to Roc Nation’s impressive stable of clients in April, his career has been guided by his brothers Dwaine Maynard, 36, and Dane Rashford, 27, through their sports management firm. 

His brothers will continue to handle his football career – having guided his career carefully over the last four-and-a-half years and negotiated the signing of a new contract 12 months ago – while a Roc Nation offshoot will deal with his off-field activities. 

His brothers Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford will continue to handle his football career

His brothers Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford will continue to handle his football career

His brothers Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford will continue to handle his football career

Jay-Z also flew the trio over to Miami for the Super Bowl 2020 that took place in February.

Roc Nation was formed in 2013 by US rap star and entrepreneur Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, opening offices in the UK in December. 

The company’s clients include Rashford’s United teammate Eric Bailly and his former striker partner Romelu Lukaku – now at Inter Milan – as well as Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings and South Africa’s World Cup-winning rugby union captain Siya Kolisi.

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