What's Going on With Nadal's Shirt . . .

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  1. VamosRafa

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    This has been discussed in many threads, and since I'm the only one who hasn't started a Nadal thread lately, I thought I'd do so. Although this one is more about Nike. But it explains what's going on.

    And, BTW, it appears Rafa will be going into the Top 5 in the ATP Entry System, as of tomorrow. Gotta give Jon Wertheim credit for predicting that.


     
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  2. Datacipher

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    LOL, I noticed you hadn't provided the explanation Susan. I see you just found out, you should have asked me. I heard about the protest some time ago....
     
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  3. gugafanatic

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    Cool article. I think the size of logo is certainly an issue though. What next?, perhaps Nadal will have a large Nike stencil pasted on the strings of hes rackets.
     
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  4. VamosRafa

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    No, what's next is a swoosh tattoo on his left biceps, I'm sure. *lol*
     
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    lol. That would be the icing on the cake.
     
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  6. West Coast Ace

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    Nike should know better than to break the rules.

    I've been in 3 Niketowns and they don't have the shirt for sale. Would have expected them to capitalize on his success - I guess no one at Nike thinks anyone in the US knows who Nadal is (I know it's for sale here but I don't like getting double dipped for shipping and tax).
     
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    i like how nadal trys so hard. he doesn't give up
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    My opinion is that Adidas' three stripes on shirts' shoulders or down the front or backs are a design rather than a logo. And as the rule above states, can be incorporated into the design of the clothing. Adidas' logo is the word "adidas" with the three bar triangle above it. Even if the three stripe design is trademarked, I don't think that necessarily makes it a "logo". Yes, if another manufacturer marketed clothes with three stripes down the shoulders, Adidas would likely sue because it's copying their design not because they're using their logo, just like I'm sure if Fila copied Nike's designs, Nike's lawyers would be on the phone to Fila even if they didn't use a "swoosh" in the designs.

    BTW, looks like it wasn't just Nadal that Nike forced to sport the ridiculous looking monster logos: http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_mirnyi90DB1472%5B1%5D.jpg
    The "Beast" also has the monsters.
     
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