According to The Southeast Texas Record, Johnny Manziel has filed a lawsuit claiming an individual infringed on his trademark ‘Johnny Football’ in order to make some coin on T-shirts.
JMAN2 Enterprises LLC filed the suit against Eric Vaughan on February 15th for selling “Keep Calm and Johnny Football” shirts.
Manziel licensed the mark Johnny Football in 2012, and he’s asking the court for injunctive relief and an award of damages for the sale of the T-shirts.
Although Manziel’s enterprise can’t profit off the quarterback until he leaves Texas A&M, he can keep the financial earnings as a result of the legal action, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
So Johnny Manziel can’t capitalize on his name, but he can protect it.
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