FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas Cowboys player appears to be in a battle of his own ahead of this season’s Super Bowl as he looks to protect his defense’s signature name.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence responded to a report by’s Ian Rapoport about San Francisco 49ers linebacker Kwon Alexander filing a trademark application for the name “Hot Boyzz.”

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The only problem is that the name “Hot Boyz” has been penned by members of the Cowboys defense and that the 49ers’ “Hot Boyzz” are — what Lawrence calls — “imposters.”

Rapoport tweeted Tuesday morning that Alexander filed trademark applications for “Hot Boyzz” and “Hot Boyzz University” ahead of the 49ers’ Super Bowl matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Along with replying to Rapoport’s tweet with a GIF of a generic application being denied with a stamp, Lawrence also tweeted a message about the filing.

“Appreciate everyone keeping me updated on the imposters. But, please believe my legal team has been monetering [sic] the situation and has already taken the steps to protect our TM. Only one @HotBoyzTM don’t matter how many ‘Z’s’ they put on it. #LawyerUp,” Lawrence tweeted.

Members of the Cowboys’ “Hot Boyz,” such as Jaylon Smith and Antwaun Woods, also tweeted their support for Lawrence using emojis in response to his tweet.

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The Cowboys’ “Hot Boyz” have become known throughout the Dallas fan base with players wearing jewelry pieces bedazzled with the name and other types of merchandise like hats.