Nike files countersuit against Kawhi Leonard over 'Klaw' logo
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Nike files countersuit against Kawhi Leonard over ‘Klaw’ logo

Kawhi Leonard sported the "Klaw" logo on apparel during the NBA Finals. (Reuters) A month after Kawhi Leonard sued Nike for allegedly copyrighting the “Klaw” logo without his consent, the apparel company has countersued the reigning NBA Finals MVP for allegedly using a design it created and owns, according to multiple reports . In a lawsuit filed in Southern California in early June, Leonard accused Nike of “falsely” laying claim to his logo design when registering the copyright. In its countersuit filed this month, however, Nike reportedly says that, while Leonard did share a design sketch he made in college, the finished product featured distinct differences, and that any designs used during their partnership are owned by the company. The difference between Leonard’s amateur sketch and Nike’s professional logo are comical. Photos were included in the lawsuit and shared by TMZ for your pleasure: If you need a good laugh this morning, check out the images in Nike’s countersuit against Kawhi Leonard over the Klaw logo. — Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) July 18, 2019 Leonard’s history with Nike Leonard’s seven-year partnership with Nike ended last year, and he has since signed an endorsement deal with New Balance . Nike […]


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