Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over use of his personal logo

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Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over use of his personal logo

In a lawsuit filed Monday, Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard says Nike tried to register copyright on a design he created for his personal brand.

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In the middle of the NBA Finals, Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard is engaging in another high-stakes battle.

Leonard on Monday filed a lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe and sports apparel manufacturer claimed ownership of a logo Leonard designed in filing an application for copyright protection.

In a nine-page filing before the U.S. District Court in Southern California, Leonard alleges Nike committed fraud and he is seeking control over the use of the logo going forward. 

Leonard had an endorsement deal with Nike that expired on Sept. 20, 2018, according to the lawsuit. He now has a…

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