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Dec/03

Another Sad Story of Trademarks and Sports


Via the new Sports Law Blog, this ESPN article re Kim Clijsters (No. 2 ranked woman tennis player) that she will not play in the Olympics for her native Belgian team, as her contract with Fila prohibits her from wearing other vendor’s apparel, while the Belgian team’s sponsor, Adidas, will require team members to wear Adidas.  I suppose the King of Belgium gets involved or something and then they settle.

Note to self: Remember to insert “Olympics force majeure” clause in future licensing agreements.

 

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