Fujian-based sporting goods retailer Qiaodan Sportwear Co. has recently filed a lawsuit against Michael Jordan and his law firm, Fangda Partners, accusing him of intervening in the company’s ability to do business.
Last year in December, China’s highest court ruled that Jordan owned the rights to his name in the region. Qiaodan said Jordan has brought 78 cases against it over the years and won just three, and that it’s misleading to believe that all of its trademarks were withdrawn after December’s ruling.
According to International Law News, the suit accuses the retired NBA legend of misleading the organisers behind China’s 13th National Games about a Supreme Court decision in his favour to stop them from working with Qiaodan.
Qiaodan is seeking roughly RMB$1.1 million in damages and fees. It’s also asking for a public apology and a retraction of a letter sent by Fangda Partners to the National Games organisers.
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