Kawhi Leonard filed a lawsuit against Nike last year claiming they had unlawfully trademarked a logo based around his “Klaw” moniker that he had helped design. Nike subsequently filed a countersuit, and the case has now reportedly received a ruling.
As reported by Maxine Bernstein of The Oregonian, U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman has ruled against Leonard’s claims in the lawsuit, which began during the course of last season’s NBA Finals. Leonard was ultimately named Most Valuable Player in that series, leading the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA Championship.
Kawhi Leonard has been one of the primary NBA players in the focus of the media spotlight this season, making a high-profile free agency move to the Los Angeles Clippers alongside Paul George. Since joining the Clippers, Leonard has led the team to second in the Western Conference standings with a 44-20 record, as well as being named the 2020 Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP.