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Whose 12th man?

Whose 12th man?

Recently, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks became Superbowl champions in a dominant victory over the Denver Broncos. Throughout the season the Seahawks repeatedly made reference to the fact that much of their success was due to the “12th man,” their fans. Yet there is another “12th man,” the fans of Texas A&M football, and this 12th man has a trademark on the name. So the Seahawks had to pay to use the mark, $100,000 in fact, plus $5,000 a year until 2016.

Joshua Kravitz

Joshua Kravitz is a second year law student and a staff member of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Media Law Journal. His interest in IP, Media, and Entertainment Law stems from his interests in politics and journalism. In his spare time he enjoys following the New York Mets, Knicks, and Jets.