Kawhi Loses Lengthy Lawsuit Battle with NIKE Over Klaw Logo
It’s been a year of non-stop success for one Kawhi Leonard.
The Los Angeles Clippers superstar won his second career NBA championship last season with the Toronto Raptors, taking home Finals MVP honours before securing a pricy contract over the Summer. An All-Star again this year, Leonard may not remember what the term “losing” may even mean.
Well, he was reminded of it this week as Leonard lost his lengthy lawsuit battle with NIKE over his Klaw logo.
A federal judge Wednesday rejected NBA star Kawhi Leonard’s claims that Nike unlawfully copyrighted his “Klaw” logo.
Per Maxine Bernstein of The Oregonian, the “U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman ruled that the logo Nike designers helped create with Leonard marked an ‘independent piece of intellectual property’’ that was distinct from the original sketch Leonard initially conceived and shared with Nike.”
Unfamiliar territory for Leonard prior to the NBA going on hiatus was in the midst of yet another successful season.