Same 12th Man Debate, Different Football

By: Amanda O'Neal
By: Amanda O'Neal

Texas A&M may be battling another group over the use of its 12th Man trademark. Yahoo! is using the logo on its FIFA World Cup soccer fan page.

Texas A&M's Chief Marketing Officer, Steve Moore says university officials discussed the matter with Yahoo reprensentative by phone Tuesday afternoon, but have not reached an agreement yet.

Moore says the university is asking Yahoo! to remove the logo from its U.S. Web pages. But it will remain on other country's sites because there is no international registration for the trademark. Moore says he hopes for an amicable agreement.

In May, Texas A&M reached a licensing agreement with the Seattle Seahawks allowing the team to use the 12th Man term for a $100,000 initial payment and $7,500 each year.


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