25
Sep/03

Nike vs. FIFA re USA 2003


Two of my favorite subjects, trademark litigation and soccer, in one story. Nike has sought a declaration of non-infringment of the mark USA 2003, apparently in response to demands from soccer’s governing body, FIFA, that it owned exclusive rights in the term in relation to soccer.  FIFA has previosuly established rights in terms such as France 98 and Germany 2006.

FIFA’s site here.

Various soccer commercials here.

 

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