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Vince Young: My Name Was Straight Jacked

12/16/2008 5:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tennessee Titan Vince Young is doing whatever he can to get his mojo back this year -- he says someone else stole his nickname "In-vince-able" and his initials "VY" two years ago, and he wants 'em back.


Young claims in a Federal lawsuit three dudes from deep in the heart of Texas applied for the trademark for "VY" and "INVINCEABLE" the day after he won the Rose Bowl back in 2006 -- locking up the rights.

Now, young's lawyer tells us, the football star can't get deals with Reebok and video game makers, among others, because the defendants won't give up their claim to "VY" or "INVINCEABLE."

Weird sports trivia fact: According to Vince's attorney, one of the defendants is Enos Cabell, who played third base for the Houston Astros back in the '70s. We're still waiting for some calls back from the people getting sued.

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RITE ING KLAS    

You snooze you lose. Should have obtained your trademark before someone else.

2054 days ago
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ELK    

Find whoever stole your game and sue to get that back.

2054 days ago
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Liz    

Free enterprise! How the hell does he expect to win this suit..........unless he "trademarked" his name, it is a frivolous suit!

2054 days ago
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TJ    

Vince Young was already on the cover of Madden, so he won't be doing another video game anytime soon. And those 3 guys are brilliant.

2054 days ago
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longhrnfan    

You really think a college junior was thinking about trademarking at that point in his life? At that point he was still planning on staying in school.

2054 days ago
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Brien    

He hardly deserves a special notation to his name. He is a 3rd player who has yet to prove himself. Maybe he should spent less time worry about such trivial matters and work on improving his game.

2054 days ago
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tba    

He's not getting deals from Reebok and etc; not because someone copyrighted his nicknames but because he sucks as a professional football. If I were him, I would concentrate on his football skills and not waste time on some dumbass nicknames.....get your priorities straight, dude

2054 days ago
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arealrascal    

Appears that a couple capitalists beat him to the spot... just as NFL cornerbacks do.

2054 days ago
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Ramond    

uhhh...Hey Patron Dummy.....what about all the milions of "Normal" people that have the same initials as you . Will you speak up for the too? Why dont you complain to Stan Lee about " The Invincibe IRONMAN"? ...your just another idiot with a chip on your shoulders that is trying to use the system for your gain. You are not special and you are no IRONMAN....you are CRYBABY MAN.Just ask yo Momma. How can a man that is almost 40yrs take your job this year . You need to go to the CFL

2054 days ago
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Ramond    

sorry all my fans...but I type way too fast for my mind...sorry for the typo's . ENOS CABELL.....YEAHHH...AN EX DODGER TOO

2054 days ago
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Jennifer    

Your added comments are brutal, I have never been so upset over an article you have written, you lost a advent fan over this. Next time, if you even care, Try to be a little more impartial. Untill you walk a mile in his shoes, you have no idea.

2054 days ago
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Jesus Christall    

HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA!

2054 days ago
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Raya to BS    

Just come up with another nickname. Many people have more than one.

2054 days ago
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Phil Dirt    

JenE - an "advent fan"? You're only a fan during the Christmas season? Cool.

2054 days ago
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LearnedCounsel    

All who are complaining about VY's "complaint" should read the pleadings. The joint venture participants gave sworn, notarized statements that they did not own any of the "VY", "Invinceable", or other logos sought to be marketed at the time of their application filings. Further, they had previously given sworn statements that they had no bona fide intent to use the marks or logos in commerce as required under the Lanham Act. Nothing like being hanged with your own rope!!

2054 days ago
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