Wednesday, October 22nd12.9°C
23840
23778

Rhode Island man sues soccer star Ronaldo over trademark, says he owns rights to 'CR7' in US

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7."

Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Providence against the Real (ray-AHL') 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.

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

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

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

23015


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14448.80-98.91
S&P CDNX819.63-2.65
DJIA16652.0737.26
Nasdaq4435.342+15.863
S&P 5001948.94+7.66
CDN Dollar0.8919+0.001
Gold1244.00-7.70
Oil81.35-0.61
Lumber329.50-0.10
Natural Gas3.68-0.031

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.12+0.02
Knighthawk0.01-0.005
QHR Technologies Inc1.16-0.01
Cantex0.055-0.025
Anavex Life Sciences0.192+0.001
Metalex Ventures0.05+0.005
Russel Metals32.68-0.41
Copper Mountain Mining2.07-0.10
Colorado Resources0.145-0.005
ReliaBrand Inc0.013+0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.060.00
Mission Ready Services0.460.00

 



23511

FEATURED Property
20661269850 Read Road
10088027 bedrooms
$950,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Keep it rubber side down

This time of year, I always worry about which friends of mine will get caught going off the road in adverse weather conditions. With a little preparation most accidents can be avoided. Having won the...


Big bank predicts rate hike

Photo: Thinkstock.comThe end of record-low rates is nigh, according to one major bank, which has taken a stance and predicted when the Bank of Canada will raise its long-standing overnight rate. &ldq...


Experts share strategies in Kelowna

The third week in October is “Small Business Week”, a week dedicated to supporting local, small businesses. The week was designed to bring awareness to Canadians about the role small busin...

_








Member of BC Press Council


22707