Nets in Hot Water

Coogi Suing the Nets

Brooklyn Nets Being Sued by Coogi Over Multicolour Jersey Design

I think we can all agree that the Brooklyn Nets new multicoloured ‘City’ jersey is absolutely dope!

The jersey idea was originally inspired by the clothing company Coogi and was a way to pay tribute to the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., who was born in Brooklyn.

“Love them. Love the design. Very Brooklyn-esque. I’m not a huge jersey guy in the first place, but those are dope,” commented Nets star Caris LeVert on the jersey.

Well, ironically enough, now the Nets have gotten themselves into hot water with Coogi. The brand has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the NBA franchise for using and incorporating their brand without any given permission. As per a New York Times report, the Nets claimed the jersey pattern to be “Brooklyn Camo” in order to stay away from legal issues.

That didn’t seem to work.

“[The defendants] were well aware that Biggie neither wore nor rapped about anything called ‘Brooklyn Camo'”, the lawsuit stated. “But they created, marketed and sold and distributed ‘Brooklyn Camo’ products so as to confuse consumers about the connection between their goods…and Coogi.”

Coogi is aiming to sue the Nets for damages with the hope to prevent the team from selling the multicoloured jerseys in store.


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