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Leonard had a deal with Nike’s Jordan brand before leaving the company to sign with New Balance in 2018.
The Business Journal acquired a copy of the lawsuit that was filed in Southern California on Monday.
Lawsuit: Nike ‘falsely’ claimed it designed logo
In the suit, Leonard claims that Nike "falsely” claimed that it designed the logo in its copyright registration, according to the report.
Kawhi Leonard files lawsuit against Nike for using his logo without his consent pic.twitter.com/h497IxTcCu
— JDF Sports (@JDFSports) June 3, 2019
Nike did not respond to the Business Journal’s request for comment.
Clippers reportedly pursuing rights to logo
Leonard is in the midst of playing in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors tied the series at 1-1 with Sunday’s Game 2 win in Toronto. The series resumes Wednesday at Golden State.
Leonard will become a free agent in July and is widely believed to be considering signing with the Clippers regardless of the outcome of the Finals. Caesar’s Palace laid odds last week favoring Leonard to sign with the Clippers over the Raptors and other potential suitors.
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