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Jordan sues company for unauthorized use of his name


Posted Feb 22 2012 7:52PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Former NBA star and current Bobcats owner Michael Jordan filed suit in a Chinese court against Qiaodan Sports Company Limited, a sportswear and footwear manufacturer, for unauthorized use of his name.

In a statement released through his spokeswoman, Jordan says he's worked hard to establish his name and calls the issue "deeply disappointing to see a company build a business off my Chinese name without my permission, use the number 23 and even attempt to use the names of my children."

Jordan says he's "This complaint is not about money, it's about principle and protecting my name."

The Chinese company has registered and uses the name "Qiaodan" -- the moniker Jordan has been known by in China since he gained widespread popularity in the mid-1980s.

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