Marcus Rashford ‘gets go ahead to ‘trademark his name in the US’ as Jay-Z’s Roc Nation look to increase Manchester United star’s profile across the pond
- Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has trademarked his name in the US
- The move comes after he signed with rap icon Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agency in June
- Rashford’s lawyers have trademarked his name against a range of products
- The company are looking to make the 22-year-old into a stateside success
Marcus Rashford has successfully trademarked his name in the United States after teaming up with rap icon Jay-Z.
The Manchester United man signed with his Roc Nation agency in June with the billionaire aiming to turn the striker into a stateside success.
According to The Sun, Rashford’s lawyers have trademarked his name against a range of products in the US including clothes and sportswear, grooming products and games.
Marcus Rashford has successfully trademarked his name against a range of products in the US
Rashford signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency after meeting the rap icon in February
Roc Nation played a role in helping Rashford force the Government into a u-turn on free school meals during the summer holidays.
The 22-year-old’s brothers, Dwaine Maynard and Dane Rashford, have managed his career over the last four-and-a-half years and will continue to have complete control over his football affairs.
Rashford took his siblings with him when he travelled to meet Jay-Z in Miami, Florida in February to watch the SuperBowl as a Nike guest.
His Roc Nation agency promote itself as a company with a social conscience and philanthropy at heart.
Rashford forced the Government into u-turns over providing free school meals during the summer and winter holidays
That has been evident in Rashford’s crusade to feed vulnerable youngsters throughout lockdown.
Following his efforts in April, Rashford convinced the Government into another u-turn with Prime Minister Boris Johnson phoning the footballer last week to confirm they would provide free school meals over the winter holidays.
The change of heart came after the Government whipped Conservative MPs to vote against a Labour motion in the House of Commons calling for the extension of free school meal provision following Rashford’s campaign.
Rashford welcomed the positive news in a statement which read: ‘Following the game today, I had a good conversation with the Prime Minister to better understand the proposed plan, and I very much welcome the steps that have been taken to combat child food poverty in the UK.
Rashford was honoured with a mural in Manchester after his efforts to combat food poverty
‘There is still so much more to do, and my immediate concern is the approximate 1.7 million children who miss out on free school meals, holiday provision and Healthy Start vouchers because their family income isn’t quite low enough, but the intent the Government have shown today is nothing but positive and they should be recognised for that.
‘The steps made today will improve the lives of near 1.7 million children in the UK over the next 12 months, and that can only be celebrated.’
The striker was honoured with a stunning mural in Manchester following his efforts to combat food poverty.
He was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in October.