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Friday Factoid: Who owns the “12th Man” Mark?

Football fans commonly associate the 12th MAN mark with the Seattle Seahawks, but Texas A&M University owns several federal registrations for this term and granted the Seahawks a license to use the mark (after a protracted conflict and litigation). Source: USPTO Reg. Nos. 1,612,053, 3,354,769 and 1,948,306; Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.