Nike fined by French court


OREGONLIVE.COM: Nike was fined for draping a jersey over a Winston Churchill statue after the French men’s national basketball team qualified for the European Championships in 2011.

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OREGONLIVE.COM: Nike was fined for draping a jersey over a Winston Churchill statue after the French men’s national basketball team qualified for the European Championships in 2011.

But sculptor Jean Cardot was furious at what he saw, reported Buzzflip, Complex and others. Cardot sued Nike and Ubi Bene, saying his work had been defiled and that his permission had not been asked.

A Paris court agreed with Cardot and ruled in late June that using the statue for commercial ends was to defile it and ordered each firm to pay the artist 67,500 euros, about $74,000, in compensation.

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