Johnny Manziel filed trademark for “Johnny Cleveland”

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Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has filed for the trademark “Johnny Cleveland,” according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.

Records with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) show that last month, Manziel’s company, JMan2 Enterprises LLC, filed for the moniker with the intention to use it on athletic apparel and footwear.

The filing comes after two people who filed for the mark were denied by the government entity on the basis of the belief that the name was tied to Manziel, who had not given his approval.