Nike files claim with Rob Gronkowski over logo


When you watch any NFL game in this day and age, it's easy to see how much influence Nike has. The sports apparel behemoth's iconic Swish logo appears on every last jersey, and much of the league's top players serve as spokesmen for the company.

Rob Gronkowski, though, is in a bit of hot water with Nike over another one of their iconic logos.

The company filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trial and Appeal Board, according to a report from ESPN's Darren Rovell. It's related to a logo used by Gronkowski's company, Gronk Nation, LLC.

Nike claims the logo bears strong resemblance to another one of their iconic logos, the Air Jordan Jumpman. Aside from a few subtle differences, yeah, they are quite similar -- easy to see where Nike is coming from here.

Gronk Nation filed the trademark in April 2016, with the intent to use the logo on workout apparel and equipment. They have until Aug. 5 to respond to the claim.

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