Small Chicago church suing Adidas over trademark


A Chicago-area church is looking to trap elusive Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose into testifying in its pending court date with sporting goods giant Adidas Group.

A lawyer for Zion, Ill.-based Christian Faith Fellowship Church said he may wish to depose Mr. Rose for a trademark infringement trial set to begin in August. The church trademarked “Add a Zero” in 2006 to sell a line of T-shirts to benefit its food bank, while Adidas trademarked “ADIZERO” in 2009 for a new line of lightweight footwear and clothing.

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Huh… is there anything YOUR church could sue a big company for?

Come on now… be creative.




  • Gary Sweeten June 12, 2013 Reply

    If the ball player got $240 mill the church should get at least ten times that amount plus a percentage annually forever.

  • Stephen Canfield June 12, 2013 Reply

    This will get thrown out of the courts as frivolous.

  • Matt June 14, 2013 Reply

    My first problem is that the church is suing ADIDAS at all. How does that show anyone that we are different? Secondly how is ADIZERO in anyway a rip off of add a zero. This is stupid and ,makes Christians as a whole look bad.

  • BART June 15, 2013 Reply

    I know a couple of churches that could sue the local funeral home for stealing members.

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