Lamar Jackson Is Reportedly Suing Amazon Over Unlicensed Merchandise

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 26: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens in action during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Lamar Jackson Is Reportedly Suing Amazon Over Unlicensed Merchandise

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback claims the online retailer is selling products featuring his likeness that he didn’t approve.

PUBLISHED ON : MARCH 28, 2020 / 10:45 AM

Written by Paul Meara

On Wednesday (March 25), Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson reportedly filed a lawsuit against Amazon.

In the complaint, the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player says the web retailer is selling unlicensed merchandise using his likeness and registered trademarks. Some of the products being offered feature lines such as "Lamarvelous," "Action Jackson" and "Not bad for a running back."

Jackson is seeking compensation and damages, asking for "the court to require Amazon to count sales it generated from merchandise that features Jackson's name, image or likeness and ban the website from offering such items without authorization," according to the lawsuit. 

The suit states Amazon's actions brought "significant damage" to Jackson's brand and the merchandise company he runs called Era 8 Apparel.

During the 2019/2020 NFL season, Lamar Jackson became the NFL’s second unanimous MVP after leading the league with 36 touchdown passes and setting the league’s single season record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,206.

Photo: Mark Brown/Getty Images


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