McGregor can't sell his branded sportswear in Ireland following court ruling 3 years ago

McGregor can't sell his branded sportswear in Ireland following court ruling

Not just Ireland, as a huge fine will be issued if they're sold anywhere in Europe.

A court ruling in The Hague has ruled in favour on a Dutch clothing company, which has essentially stopped the McGregor Sportswear line from being able to be sold in Europe.

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A few months ago, The Sun reported that Ireland based McGregor Sports Entertainment applied to the European Trade Mark office to register Conor McGregor’s trademark on sports clothing.

The Dutch company, also named McGregor, brought the copyright issue to court, claiming that the branding on the McGregor Sportswear line - run under the Reebok banner, which is owned by parent company Adidas - was too similar to their own.

According to The Independent, the Dutch company's lawyer said: "The public would be confused into believing that the clothing made by Reebok for the Irish mixed martial artist and boxer comes from the McGregor fashion house.

"We asked Reebok to stop selling the clothing that would confuse the public but they refused", adding that it "was bound to be confusing to the public because it has McGregor in huge letters while 'Conor' is so miniscule you hardly see it'."

The ruling has called for all Conor McGregor Sportswear items be removed from stores from all over Europe within the next seven days.

If they fail to do this, they will be faced with a compensation fine of €1,000 per day, for a maximum of 250 days.

 

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