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Reebok lawyers also said the company had the right under an agreement with NFL Players Inc, the licensing arm of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the players' union, to use names and varieties of players changing teams during March.'Given that Mr Tebow is really member of the NFLPA since he's been in the league, Reebok will not need any permission to use his name and number,' Reebok said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. nike shox r2 wholesale It said nothing in the license agreement forces Reebok to get new permission when a player switches teams.
U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel issued an order on March 28 preventing Reebok from manufacturing, selling and shipping the apparel that Nike describes as unauthorized. .Castel, however, rejected Nike's demand that Reebok destroy any unauthorized Tebow products. Barring a settlement, the judge will hear arguments from lawyers for both companies on Wednesday on whether the ban should be extended. cheap nike shox tl3 shoes Nike argued in court papers on Tuesday that the order is necessary to shield Nike from irreparable harm, 'including harm associated with loss of brand identification and goodwill resulting from sales of Reebok-branded, Tebow-identified, New York Jets-related apparel.'Reebok stated it made 6,000 jerseys and 25,000 T-shirts bearing the logos of Jets as well as the NFL and common history and number of Tebow. Of those, only about 400 jerseys had Reebok's name or logo, the company said. The 25,000 T-shirts and complete 5,600 jerseys would not have any Reebok markings, the court document said.
A January poll by Walt Disney Co's ESPN rated Tebow the Not a chance. 1 favorite active professional athlete in the United states. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, who played for the University of Florida, is also an evangelical Christian who prays across the football field in the pose known as 'Tebowing.'The case is Nike Inc v Reebok International, You.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ny No. 12-2275.