Law360 (February 28, 2019, 8:13 PM EST) -- The National Basketball Association and others ripped off the trademark flair of fashion company Coogi by selling a line of Brooklyn Nets-branded apparel meant as a tribute to legendary borough-born rapper Biggie Smalls, Coogi said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York federal court.
Coogi said the league, along with the Nets, Nike Inc. and others used the brand's famous pattern on uniforms and apparel as part of an NBA effort to promote local cultural heroes like Smalls. The iconic Brooklyn rapper, whose real name was Christopher George Latore Wallace and who also went by Notorious B.I.G., popularized the brand's "confetti-colored" and...
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