According to an official release from Texas A&M, the university has filed a lawsuit against the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise to protect the 12th Man trademark. The A&M release includes the following quote from chancellor John Sharp:
"We bear no ill will toward the Indianapolis Colts," said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. "We simply want them to respect our trademark rights. Our actions are consistent with our previous trademark enforcement efforts in this regard."
Following an initial lump sum payment of $100,000 in 2006, Texas A&M University received $5,000 per year from the Seattle Seahawks for their use of the "12th Man" mark.
Darren Rovell was the first to break the news of the new lawsuit on Twitter. Here is his original tweet.
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