Posts tagged as Jordan

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    Thursday, October 15th 2015

    Nike lays out ambitious plans through 2020

    by Markus Huber

    Nike has presented its mid-term plans for future growth to investors. The group intends to increase total sales by 63 percent from now through the 2020 financial year. This goal will be achieved by an annual growth rate in the high single-figures or low double-figures, while earnings per share should increase to the mid-teens. The overall target […]

  • No, neither is this a Jordan shoe, nor is it a Jumpman logo, the Chinese justice ruled.

    Thursday, July 30th 2015

    Jordan loses court case for Chinese lookalikes

    by Markus Huber

    According to Chinese newspapers, former basketball star Michael Jordan failed to defend the rights of his name and “Jumpman” logo in the country’s Supreme Court. Judges dismissed Jordan’s claim to have rights on the wording “Qiaodan” which is the Mandarin way of spelling the athlete’s name. Currently there is a Chinese company that markets footwear and apparel under that […]

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    Monday, July 27th 2015

    Nike cashes out with ongoing endorsement for Michael Jordan

    by Markus Huber

    The business website has put together a highly interesting story on the value of basketball legend Michael Jordan for the Swoosh brand: According to Forbes, Jordan is now worth upwards of $1 billion. Among other sources of income, the retired athlete still receives an annual payment of some $100 million for the Jordan brand alone. Last […]

  • (C) NBA

    Friday, April 17th 2015

    Nike may become NBA’s next kit supplier

    by Markus Huber

    According to U.S. media reports, Nike seems to be close to a sponsorship deal with NBA as the official apparel supporter of the national basketball league. This comes after Adidas said it would no longer act as the top kit supplier after a decade of sponsoring the NBA.

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    Monday, December 29th 2014

    Nike hits record-breaking success with Jordan retro shoes

    by Markus Huber

    Nike enjoyed a huge success before Christmas with sales of just one item: the newly released “old” Air Jordan XI Legend Blue. According to SportScanInfo, 342,015 pairs of the retro style shoe were sold through Nike’s own outlets and retail customers (plus 137,751 pairs of children’s shoes) within the first three hours. The model, originally released in 1995, […]

  • Sunday, February 26th 2012

    Michael Jordan sues Chinese firm


    Michael Jordan, the American basketball legend, is suing Qiaodan Sports Company of Chinafor using his name. The term “Qiaodan” is the name Jordan has been known by in China since he first became known there, when he played for the in the 1984 Olympics. Jordan said in a statement that over the years he […]