CrossFit HQ filed to trademark “Sanctionals” back in September 28, 2018 and was approved today, Morning Chalk Up has learned. 

The word “sanctionals” comes from combining “sanctioned” and “regionals” together. Longtime fans will notice a similarity to the now extinct sectionals which was done away with in 2010. 

The first use of the word “sanctional” that we’re aware of dates back to September 14, 2018, when Paul Tremblay used it as a hashtag in an Instagram post. That may not have been the official launching off point, but since then it’s become the unofficial word to describe sanctioned events.

The mark’s application has been accepted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It’s status is currently listed as “approved” for publication. 

According to the application, the mark was filed for: “Entertainment in the nature of competitions in the field of fitness; entertainment in the nature of sports competitions; entertainment services, namely, an ongoing series featuring sports competitions provided through cable television, video-on-demand transmission, and the Internet.”

CrossFit Inc. has successfully applied for multiple trademarks over the years including CrossFit Games, CrossFit, Sport of Fitness, and CrossFit Games Fittest on Earth.


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