Rob Gronkowski is one of Nike’s top athletes in the NFL, and he recently created and patented a logo for his clothing and exercise equipment.
However, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that Nike has filed opposition to Gronk’s logo to the US Patent and Trademark Office Trial andAppeal Board. Nike said Gronk’s logo too closely resembles Michael Jordan’s Jumpman logo
“We hope to work this out to everyone’s satisfaction,” a Nike spokesperson said Friday.
Gronkowski has until Aug. 5 to respond to the opposition.
Gronkowski’s attorney, Tony Carnrite, said he hopes they can resolve the situation amicably.
The logos are similar, but it’s odd that Nike is making that big of a deal about it since Gronk is a Nike spokesman. The issue should be resolved soon, and it will be intriguing to see if Gronk has to make a change or if he fights the claim.