A federal judge Wednesday rejected NBA star Kawhi Leonard’s claims that Nike unlawfully copyrighted his “Klaw” logo.
U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman ruled that the logo Nike designers helped create with Leonard marked an “independent piece of intellectual property’’ that was distinct from the original sketch Leonard initially conceived and shared with Nike.
TMZ posted the designs:
Nike Fires Back at Kawhi Leonard, 'Distinct Differences' In Klaw Logo https://t.co/AFsGWsQkZj
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) July 18, 2019
This is a rare setback for Leonard, who has dominated the last year.