Former Florida State and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston filed a trademark application last month with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase "Famous Jameis," reports ESPN.com's Darren Rovell.
According to the report, The Legacy Agency, which represents Winston, filed the application on his behalf on Feb. 5.
"We have begun taking steps to protect our client and his intellectual property rights," Russ Spielman, a partner of The Legacy Agency told ESPN.com. “Right now, his sole focus is on football. We hope to utilize this way down the line."
Winston is projected to be one of the top picks in this year's NFL draft. Winston went 27-1 as a starter at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to the BCS Championship in his first season and a College Football Playoff appearance last season.
“It’s just another nickname,” Winston said to the Orlando Sentinel in 2013. “My nickname is obviously Jaboo [JAY-boo], that’s what most people on the team call me. And when people call me Famous Jameis, I go ‘I’m not famous, we’re famous. Our team is famous because that stuff comes with winning.’”
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