Thursday 25 December 2014

Ronaldo to be sued over CR7 trademark

Published 31/07/2014 | 19:27

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by a US man over the phrase CR7.

Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit in federal court in Providence, Rhode Island, against the Real Madrid forward and a Danish company, JBS Textile Group. The company sells underwear with the phrase CR7, a combination of Ronaldo's initials and jersey number.

Mr Renzi says he uses the trademark - granted in 2009 - on clothing and that he's also used it for a seven-minute exercise programme. He says in his lawsuit that CR7 is a combination of his own initials and the day he was born, October 7.

JBS Textile sells CR7 underwear, socks and other items in Europe and hopes to start selling in the US soon. Its lawyer would not comment.

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