0 C
Lagos, NG
16th October 2019
  • Home
  • SHOWBIZ
  • Kawhi Leonard files a lawsuit against Nike over logo
SHOWBIZ SPORTS STYLE WORLD NEWS

Kawhi Leonard files a lawsuit against Nike over logo

Nike Counter Suing Kawhi Leonard Over Trademark Infringement
Nike Counter Suing Kawhi Leonard Over Trademark Infringement

Kawhi Leonard has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Nike for a trademark infringement, as the Rapports star accuses Nike of using the logo he designed himself for his personal use without his consent.

Kawhi Leonard who is still fighting to win his Toronto team the NBA championship, is battling to also protect his business off the court, not minding the distraction this could cost his team.

Kawhi Leonard in his court documents, argued that Nike are using a logo he personally created after he was drafted to the NBA in 2011, which was design of his hand to his outfits, and, inside the hand, drew stylized versions of his initials ‘KL’ and the number that he had worn for much of his career, ‘2.’”

He claims that as part of his endorsement deal with Nike several years later, he “allowed Nike to use on certain merchandise the logo he created while Leonard continued to use the logo on non-Nike goods.

But, he claims that unbeknownst to him, “Nike filed an application for copyright registration of his logo and falsely represented in the application that Nike had authored the logo.”

Kawhi Leonard claims that he wants to use the logo for “clothing lines, footwear and on other products and, among other things, in connection with sports camps and charity functions, but Nike explicitly has objected to such uses.”

The NBA star is asking a judge to declare that he is the rightful owner of the logo and to rule that Nike “committed fraud on the Copyright Office in registering the Leonard Logo.”

Accoring to Bleacher report
Leonard’s representatives argue Nike “falsely represented” in its copyright application that the company had created the “Klaw” logo.

Leonard was under the Jordan Brand umbrella for the entirety of his NBA career until the brand declined negotiation continue over a new contract in 2018.

A report in the New York Times last week claimed that the Los Angeles Clippers who are said to be the frontrunners to sign Kawhi when he becomes a free agent after the season attempted to purchase a portion of the rights to Leonard’s signature logo that Nike claims it still owns.

Related posts

Singer Kehlani and YG finally made their relationship official!

yellowdanfo

Celibates: Sexually frustrated man kills 10 for having sex

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Nigerians Drag Dillish Mathew For Campaigning For Bigbrother-Naija Housemate Cee-C

yellowdanfo

Divorce prank backlash: Ali Baba leaps to the defense of Seyi Law

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Aaron Ramsey pays tributes to Jack Wilshere as he leaves Arsenal

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Singer Seyi Shay flawless in New York Photo Shoot

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: True is truly a sunshine, and mama Khloe can’t help it!

yellowdanfo

Drake respond to his Dad’s claims he lied about him to sell Records

yellowdanfo

PHOTO: Singer Ciara Shares Lovely Photo Of Daughter Sienna On Her First Birthday

yellowdanfo

LA Lakers star LeBron James announces comeback

yellowdanfo

Leave a Comment

Login

X

Register