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Nike hits hurdle over Liu Xiang trademark

Updated: 2012-12-05 07:52
By Hao Nan ( China Daily)

Nike hits hurdle over Liu Xiang trademark

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.

Nike hits hurdle over Liu Xiang trademark

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