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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Chinese Company Liable For Stealing Air Jordan Logo
Nike recently won a lawsuit against a Chinese shoemaker for copyright infringement. http://kstp.com/article/stories/S172468.shtml?cat=140 According to a local article, the Chinese company had been pirating the famous picture of Michael Jordan sailing through the air and dunking a basketball. While the sneaker giant was awarded a mere $41,500, it is an interesting story as intellectual property disputes transcend international boundaries. One wonders, however, whether the outcome would be the same if it was a lesser known U.S. Company which had little or no Chinese presence.