Nike seems to think so Being a bit of a fitness geek, stories like this pique my interest.
Can a one-arm handstand ever be mistaken for a basketball slam-dunk? Nike says yes, and the global sneaker maker is suing CrossFit CityPlace in West Palm Beach over CrossFit’s one-arm handstand logo.
The shoe, apparel and merchandising conglomerate says the upside down image of a man balanced on a kettle bell is too similar to its signature “jump-man,” logo, a depiction of basketball great Michael Jordan.
Readers can click on the link and see the two logos for themselves. Seeing as patents and trademarks are not my specialty, I have no way of knowing which side of this wins. Personally, I see Michael Jordan, but I also lived in Chicago during the years that the Chicago Bulls won their six titles. I have to belief the people at Nike saw the same thing.
There was also this:
“They’re trying to bully the little guy because they’ve got more money,” said [Matt] Brewster of Wellington. “They’re trying to scare us, but we’re not going to be scared.”
I’d have a little more sympathy for Brewster if it wasn’t for the fact that CrossFit, Inc., the corporate entity, is notoriously litigious when it comes to protecting both its trademarks and reputation (sometimes going
a bit way too far). Jumpman is one of Nike’s most valuable trademarks so I would expect it to respond aggressively, just as CrossFit, Inc. responds to possible trademark violations against its own brand. I don’t understand why this surprises anyone.
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