UNC Introducing Consistent Look Across All Sports Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights Nike Debuts New Spot For Female Ad Campaign A-B Extends Deals With U.S. Soccer, El Tri New Nike Spot Explores Tiger's Influence On Rory Nike Signs Gatlin To Sponsorship Deal Nike Helped UT Evaluate "Lady Vols" Branding Nike Benefiting From "Athleisure" Trend Nike Reps 49 Teams In Women's Tourney James Leads NBAers In Shoe Sales
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Published February 13, 1995
Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon signed a new deal with Spalding. Olajuwon-sponsored shoes will sell at mass merchandisers such as K-Mart and Target for "no more than $60, starting this fall." Ralph Greene, Exec VP of Olajuwon's investment company: "On a fee basis he is getting something similar to what he could get with the other companies" (N.Y. TIMES, 2/12)....A federal jury awarded Anheuser-Busch $5M in a trademark dispute with Labatt Breweries over ice-brewed beers. Labatt had claimed it invented ice beer, but the jury rejected Labatt's claim that ice beer are trademarks (Mult., 2/13).....The BRANDWEEK "Rumor Mill" has Roadmaster eyeing MacGregor Golf and Nike pondering Titleist/Foot-Joy" (BRANDWEEK, 2/13 issue).