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Nike v. Reebok

Nike v. Reebok

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PLAINTIFFS
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DEFENDANTS
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2012
NIKE,INC.
AND
NIKE
USA,
INC.
REEBOK
INTERNATIONAL
LTD.
ATTORNEYS(FIRMNAME,ADDRESS,ANDTELEPHONENUMBER
Paul
D.
Sarkozi,
Tannenbaum
Helpern
Syracuse
&Hirschtritt
LLP,
900
Third
Avenue,
NewYork,NY
10022
(212-508-6700)
ATTORNEYS(IFKNOWN)
CAUSEOFACTION
(CITE
THE
U.S.
CIVIL
statute
under
whichyou
are
filing
and
write
a
brief
statement
OF
CAUSE)
(DO
NOT
CITE
JURISDICTIONAL
STATUTESUNLESS
DIVERSITY)
LanhamAct(15USC1125(a)),misappropriationofrightsofpublicity,tortiousinterference,andunjustenrichment
Hasthisora
similar
casebeen
previously
filed
in
SDNY
atany
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this
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cases
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U.S.
PLAINTIFF
2
U.S.
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03
FEDERAL
QUESTION
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(U.S.NOTAPARTY)
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CITIZENSHIP
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PRINCIPAL
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THIS
STATE
PLAINTIFF(S)ADDRESS(ES)ANDCOUNTY(IES)NIKE,INC.
and
NIKEUSA,INC.
One
Bowerman
Drive
Beaverton,
Oregon97005
DEFENDANT(S)ADDRESS(ES)ANDCOUNTY(IES)
Reebok
International
Ltd.
1895J.WFoster
Blvd.
Canton,
Massachusetts
02021
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DEFENDANT(S)ADDRESS
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REPRESENTATIONISHEREBYMADETHAT,ATTHISTIME,IHAVEBEENUNABLE,WITHREASONABLEDILIGENCE,TOASCERTAINTHE
RESIDENCE
ADDRESSESOF
THE
FOLLOWINGDEFENDANTS:
Checkone:
THISACTION
SHOULD
BE
ASSIGNED
TO:
WHITEPLAINS
__
MANHATTAN
(DONOTcheckeitherboxifthisaPRISONERPETITION.)
DATE
03/27/2012
SIGNATURE
OF
ATTORNEY
OF
RECORQ.
RECEIPT*
f/k,
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TO
PRACTICE
IN
THISDISTRICT
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]
YES
(DATEADMITTED
Mo.
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Yr.
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#8977
Magistrate
Judge
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Clerk,DATED
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Paul
D.Sarkozi
AlanTenenbaum
TANNENBAUMHELPERN
SYRACUSE
&
HIRSCHTRITTLLP
900ThirdAvenue
New
York,
New
York10022
(212)508-6700AttorneysforPlaintiffsNIKE,Inc.
andNIKE
USA,Inc.
UNITED
STATES
DISTRICTCOURT
SOUTHERN
DISTRICT
OF
NEW
YORK
NIKE,INC.andNIKEUSA,INC.,
Plaintiffs,
-against-
REEBOKINTERNATIONALLTD.,
Defendant.
V
9
»*w
er
Civil
Docket
No.
NDED
Plaintiffs
NIKE,Inc.andNIKEUSA,Inc.
(collectively
"NIKE"
or
"Plaintiffs"),
byand
throughtheirattorneys,
Tannenbaum
Helpern
Syracuse
&
Hirschtritt
LLP,
as
and
for
their
Complaintallege,asfollows:
NATURE
OF
THEACTION
1.
This
is
an
action
for
preliminary
and
permanentinjunctiverelief,compensatory
damages,punitive
damages
and
attorneys'
fees
arising
from
ReebokInternational
Ltd.'s
unauthorized
and
improper
use
of
Tim
Tebow's
nameon
New
York
Jets-related
apparel,conduct
which
constitutesviolations
of
theLanhamAct
(unfair
competition),misappropriation
of
rights
of
publicity,
tortious
interference
with
current
and
prospectivebusinessrelationships
and
unjust
enrichment.

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