Agency files to trademark 'Famous Jameis' for Winston

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Posted: Mar 03, 2015 3:18 PM

The marketing agency that represents Jameis Winston is trying to trademark "Famous Jameis," the popular nickname for the Heisman Trophy during his two years at Florida State.

Online records with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office indicate The Legacy Agency filed the trademark on behalf of Winston on Feb. 5.

Russ Spielman, a partner of The Legacy Agency, told ESPN.com that the move was made to protect Winston's intellectual property and they hope to use the trademark for "way down the line."

Winston won the Heisman and led Florida State to the national championship as a redshirt freshman in 2013 and guided the Seminoles to the College Football Playoff semifinals last season.

He is expected to be one of the first players taken in the NFL draft in April.