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The House That Johnny Built: Trademark Pending

Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

My initial thought when Texas A&M BOR member Jim Schwertner suggested a new name for Kyle Field, "Kyle Field: The House that Johnny Built", was that he was joking around, and just didn't think through the reaction. As it turns out, more than just Schwertner have been thinking about this terrible idea for a while.

When looking through patents filed by JMAN2 Enterprises, LLC - the company formed to protect and license the "Johnny Football" nickname - they filed for "The House That Johnny Built" Trademark on January 29th, 2014.

JMAN2 was previously in a trademark dispute over the rights to "Johnny Football" with College Station serial-entrepreneur, Kenneth R. Reynolds. The Manziel family might be in another one for this new filing as well.

Kerrville resident Rachel Fitch, owner of Fitch Estate Sales in Kerrville, TX, and mother to Johnny Manziel's running buddy in College, Uncle Nate Fitch, filed for the same "The House That Johnny Built" trademark on On December 27, 2013. The Fitch family is trying to make some money like everyone else, even if it's off of terrible ideas like this one.

One possibility here is that Jim Schwertner already knows this is a terrible idea, and only floated the idea publicly to help the Manziels with their trademark claims in a future dispute. Either way, it doesn't excuse him from his fumble when he named "John Kimbrough" as a past Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner.

With Johnny Manziel owning the trademarked slogan that could become forever tied to Kyle Field, the Manziel family is poised to earn recurring licensing fees from Texas A&M for generations to come.

As you can see from this list of the trademarks on file for JMAN2 Enterprises, LLC, this is the only phrase that's been filed so far:

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Trademark filing summary:

Input Field

Entered

SERIAL NUMBER

86178965

MARK INFORMATION

*MARK

THE HOUSE THAT JOHNNY BUILT

STANDARD CHARACTERS

YES

USPTO-GENERATED IMAGE

YES

LITERAL ELEMENT

THE HOUSE THAT JOHNNY BUILT

MARK STATEMENT

The mark consists of standard characters, without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color.

REGISTER

Principal

APPLICANT INFORMATION

*OWNER OF MARK

JMAN2 Enterprises, LLC

*STREET

110 W. 8th Street

*CITY

Tyler

*STATE

(Required for U.S. applicants)

Texas

*COUNTRY

United States

*ZIP/POSTAL CODE

(Required for U.S. applicants only)

75701

PHONE

972-831-1188

EMAIL ADDRESS

dgilliland@nixlawfirm.com

LEGAL ENTITY INFORMATION

TYPE

limited liability company

STATE/COUNTRY WHERE LEGALLY ORGANIZED

Texas

GOODS AND/OR SERVICES AND BASIS INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL CLASS

025

*IDENTIFICATION

Athletic apparel, namely, shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms; Athletic footwear; Athletic pants; Athletic shirts; Athletic shoes; Athletic shorts; Athletic skirts; Athletic tights; Athletic uniforms; Clothing for athletic use, namely, padded elbow compression sleeves being part of an athletic garment; Clothing for athletic use, namely, padded pants; Clothing for athletic use, namely, padded shirts; Clothing for athletic use, namely, padded shorts; Clothing, namely, athletic sleeves; Footwear for track and field athletics; Gloves for apparel; Short-sleeved or long-sleeved t-shirts; T-shirts; T-shirts for T-Shirts namely for Men, Women and Children; Women's athletic tops with built-in bras

FILING BASIS

SECTION 1(b)

ATTORNEY INFORMATION

NAME

Derek Gilliland

FIRM NAME

Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP

STREET

205 Linda Drive

CITY

Daingerfield

STATE

Texas

COUNTRY

United States

ZIP/POSTAL CODE

75368

PHONE

903-645-7333

FAX

903-645-5389

EMAIL ADDRESS

dgilliland@nixlawfirm.com

AUTHORIZED TO COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL

Yes

CORRESPONDENCE INFORMATION

NAME

Derek Gilliland

FIRM NAME

Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP

STREET

205 Linda Drive

CITY

Daingerfield

STATE

Texas

COUNTRY

United States

ZIP/POSTAL CODE

75368

PHONE

903-645-7333

FAX

903-645-5389

EMAIL ADDRESS

dgilliland@nixlawfirm.com;christianhurt@nixlawfirm.com; kirkvoss@me.com; debbielowe@nixlawfirm.com; moniking@nixlawfirm.com

AUTHORIZED TO COMMUNICATE VIA EMAIL

Yes

FEE INFORMATION

NUMBER OF CLASSES

1

FEE PER CLASS

325

*TOTAL FEE DUE

325

*TOTAL FEE PAID

325

SIGNATURE INFORMATION

SIGNATURE

/Paul Manziel/

SIGNATORY'S NAME

Paul Manziel

SIGNATORY'S POSITION

Owner

DATE SIGNED

01/29/2014

image

PTO Form 1478 (Rev 9/2006)

OMB No. 0651-0009 (Exp 12/31/2014)

Trademark/Service Mark Application, Principal Register

Serial Number: 86178965 Filing Date: 01/29/2014


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