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“Johnny Football” Goes To Court

gavel-scalesThe family of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel trademarked the term “Johnny Football” last fall.  Now the family is taking legal action to protect that trademark.

Manziel has filed a lawsuit claiming someone infringed on the trademark in order to sell t-shirts.  The suit claims that last November, the defendant – Eric Vaughan – was using the trademark to sell shirts that stated “Keep Calm and Johnny Football.”

Manziel’s corporation, JMAN2 Enterprises LLC, is asking for injunctive relief for the sale of the shirts and damages associated with it.

While Manziel can’t profit from the enterprise until his NCAA eligibility expires or leaves early for the NFL, ESPN”s Darren Rovell reports that Texas A&M recently received a ruling from the NCAA that a student-athlete can keep financial earnings as a result of a legal action.

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