The maker of Coogi clothing famously worn by the late Notorious B.I.G. is taking on a slew of sports-related companies and entities, from Nike Inc. to the National Basketball Association, for allegedly infringing its copyrights and trademarks.
Coogi Partners LLC is suing the NBA and the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team for allegedly infringing its “Pea Soup” and “Ricotta” copyrighted designs with products containing a multicolored “Brooklyn Camo” pattern. Nike and New Era Cap Co. Inc. helped create the infringing products, including baseball caps, skateboards, and Nets jerseys, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. 27 in the U.S. District Court...
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(Updated with NBA comment; earlier update added Nike declination of comment)