Colts Being Sued by Texas A&M

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Texas A&M has filed a federal lawsuit
against the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts that university officials say
is meant to protect their 12th Man trademark.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Houston is intended to protect the
phrase ”Home of the 12th Man” and variations of it that the
university contends have brought its fan base ”national renown.”

A&M System Chancellor John Sharp says in a statement the university
bears no ”ill will” toward the Colts in its effort to protect the
trademark. Colts officials did not immediately return calls seeking

A&M previously sued the Seattle Seahawks for infringing on the
trademark and the two sides reached a settlement.

The university says the 12th Man phrase was federally trademarked
in 1990.

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