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Nike says Gronk logo is too similar to Jordan logo, files opposition

Nike says Gronk logo is too similar to Jordan logo, files opposition

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, a Nike endorser, has run afoul of the sports shoe and apparel giant with the logo Gronk wants to use in his merchandising.

Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reports that Nike filed a formal opposition to Gronkowski’s logo with the US Patent & Trademark Office Trial & Appeal Board. Nike says its too close to its famous Michael Jordan "Jumpman" logo. Judge for yourself below: 

Gronkowski has until Aug. 5 to respond or risk abandoning the filing. If nothing is resolved, the two sides will battle over the mark.

"My client has created one of the most recognizable brands in sports today," Gronkowski attorney Troy Carnrite said in Rovell's story. "We are very proud of this brand and are optimistic that we will resolve this with Nike amicably."

Redskins' 20-10 victory adds to woes for Giants (2-9)

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Redskins' 20-10 victory adds to woes for Giants (2-9)

LANDOVER, Md. - Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. Click here to read more. 


 

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.

Here's more from Charean Williams of NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk.