Roger Federer vs Nike: Match Point?

Roger Federer is arguably one of the most recognisable and famous tennis players of this generation. Having won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player in history, and holding the world no. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks; his accolades speak for themselves.

For a sports superstar who is naturally publicity-shy and never courts controversy, he has found himself in the middle of an interesting, if not wholly novel, legal predicament. Mr. Federer’s presence extends not only to the courts on which he delivers his breath-taking tennis, but also to the sporting garb worn by the sport’s aficionados all over the world. Having signed with Nike for the majority of his successful career, he had developed, in collaboration with the brand, his most famous ‘RF’ logo – adorned on a variety of Nike’s sporting products. Continue reading