Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Nike scores own goal on Hackney Marshes

Nike Hackney football
Nike has agreed to pay Hackney Council £300,000 in an out-of-court copyright infringement settlement. Nike had used the council's logo on a "Hackney Marshes" range of football gear sold around the world to celebrate grassroots soccer:

"This was always about more than cash - there is a serious principle at stake here. Just because we are a public organisation, it does not mean that big corporations can take what they want from local people without asking." —Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe

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