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Display depicting Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang at a Nike store in downtown Shanghai. Liu serves as a brand ambassador for the global giant, yet it has been denied a trademark on his name. Jiang Zhenxiong / For China Daily
After its trademark application for the name of track star Liu Xiang was rejected, sportswear giant Nike has filed a civil suit against the Trademark Appeal Board of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the Shanghai Evening Post reported.