Designer meets his match in Nike – Liu Li

From China Daily:

Nike did not plagiarize a Chinese designer’s “matchman” character in an advertisement, the Beijing High People’s Court ruled on Thursday.

The final judgement on Zhu Zhiqiang‘s claim overturned a decision made by the Beijing No 1 Intermediate People’s Court in December 2004.

“Nike is delighted by the favourable final verdict. This was never a commercial issue for us. It was a matter of principle,” said Zhu Jinqian, director of communications for Nike China. [Full Text]

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