LaVar Ball recently made waves when he unveiled the signature shoe of his teen son LaMelo Ball from their Big Baller Brand.
Well, that unveiling has caused some unwanted trouble for the family’s brand, after another business claimed they ripped off their logo for the Melo Ball 1 shoe.
Modern Body yoga studio owner Hana Engel claims the MB logo used on the Melo Ball 1 is exactly like the logo of her business. “I don’t want it to be, ‘Oh she’s a little yoga studio in Ottawa Canada, who cares we can get away with this,’ it’s my logo and I protected it for a reason,” Engel told CTV in Ottawa.
Engel began the trademark copyright process in 2014 and eventually earning a full license in Canada earlier this year.
Take a look at the two logos below:
Despite her Canadian trademark, Engel has yet to receive an approved trademark in the U.S., which could hinder her claim against Big Baller Brand.
So far, her copyright lawyer has sent a letter to Big Baller Brand warning them about the potential consequences of violating her copyright. “Any use of the Big Baller Mark in Canada by your client will be considered an infringement of our client’s exclusive trademark rights,” reads the letter.
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