Is Rob Gronkowski’s new logo to close to Nike’s Jumpman logo? Nike claims it is. What do you think?
Nike has filed an official opposition to New England Patriots tight end and Nike spokesperson Rob Gronkowski. The sports apparel giant is claiming the logo that Gronk Nation L.L.C., Gronkowski’s company, filed for in April 2016 is too similar to the Air Jordan “Jumpman” logo for Gronk to use, ESPN.com reports.
Gronkowski has until August 5 to respond to the opposition, or he could lose rights to his logo. If he decide to fight the opposition, the two sides could begin battle over the use of the logo after Aug. 5.
What say you? Too close? Hmmmm….
Gronkowski has plans to use his logo on clothing and exercise equipment. The logo is a silhouette of him doing his familiar “Gronk Spike” touchdown celebration. Although the logo is noticeably thicker, it does bear similarities to Jordan.
Meanwhile, Gronkowski’s representation insists that nothing will come of the opposition.
“My client has created one of the most recognizable brands in sports today,” said Troy Carnrite, one of the representatives of the Gronkowski family. “We are very proud of this brand and are optimistic that we will resolve this with Nike amicably.”