By Jay Johnson
One of the first things that comes to mind when the Jacksonville Jaguars are mentioned is their fitting moniker of “Sacksonville.” However, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, it appears they may have to battle one of their former players, Dan Skuta, to trademark the nickname. The veteran linebacker has filed to block the team’s bid to trademark the term.
In a nutshell, Skuta claims he created the Sacksonville brand in July 2015, prior to signing with the Jags as a free agent from the San Francisco 49ers. In his filing, he also claims he made several social media accounts and a logo using the term.
The former Jags linebacker took to Twitter to release a statement on the issue saying that he’s simply looking to protect the assets of his company, Yeti LLC.
According to Mike DiRocco of ESPN, the Jaguars have used the term on social media dating back to 2013 when they welcomed free agent defensive end Chris Clemons to the team. Former defensive end Andre Branch also once tweeted about the moniker before Skuta was a part of the team.
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