NBA star and Dallas Mavericks player Luka Doncic ended his long legal battle with his mother, Mirjam Poterbin, over trademark rights to his name. The case began in September of this year. Doncic had asked the court to take away his mom's trademark for “Luka Doncic 7.”
He wanted to use “77” instead of “7” as a new trademark. But an examiner thought that Doncic's request to register his trademark could confuse customers because his mom has owned the same mark since 2018.
The star of the Mavericks wanted to sell his line of goods and services in the US under the “77” trademark. But the other trademark that his mother owned, which was No. 7, was still in use.
Doncic asked the court to get rid of the trademark that his mother owned. Doncic said that his case to cancel the registration of the “7” mark is based on the fact that his mother didn't use the trademark in the US, “based on what I know and believe.” He said that she didn't act like she wanted to use the logo again. Doncic also said that he no longer has anything to do with the trademark.
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Mirjam Poterbin filed a motion to dismiss the case after her son asked for the “Luka Doncic 7” trademark to be taken away. She said the Mavericks star didn't have a good reason to cancel the mark.
Doncic's claims that the trademark was not being used in the US were not backed up. The three-time NBA All-Star didn't back up his claims with facts or show that he looked into why the logo wasn't being used.
When they filed the “Luka Doncic 7” trademark, Poterbin had the right to make business decisions for her son. Doncic had written permission for the logo to be used on products and services. Poterbin said that her son had admitted to this and that she had helped him for a long time with business matters related to the “7” mark line of goods and services.
But Poterbin didn't refute Doncic's claims with facts or proof that the logo is used for business in the country or that she plans to start doing business again with the logo.
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Both sides fought hard and had some good points, which made it hard to figure out who was right. Law360 says that it's all over now that Doncic and his mom have put an end to their fight.