Nike believes that the logo of Rob Gronkowski’s company, Gronk Nation LLC, looks too similar to the Jumpman logo.
According to SGB Media, Nike has filed a formal opposition to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trial & Appeal Board regarding the Gronk Nation LLC logo. Interestingly, Gronkowski, tight-end for the New England Patriots, is a Nike endorsee — he wears Nike cleats and his jersey is adorned with swooshes.
The logo in question depicts Gronkowski’s infamous “Gronk Spike” celebration move. Gronkowski’s legal team has two options: abandon the trademark or respond to Nike by August 5.
Nike could just be mad that Gronk’s silhouette looks much more brolic than the Jumpman, but who knows? Do you think the logos are too similar?
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