Report: Jordan Sues Chinese Company For Improper Use Of His Name

(CBS) Michael Jordan has filed a lawsuit in China against a Chinese sportswear company, accusing them of unauthorised use of his name.

According to a report, Jordan said that Qiaodan Sports, a company located in the southern Fujian province, has built its business around his Chinese name and jersey number without his permission.

“It is deeply disappointing to see a company build a business off my Chinese name without my permission, use the number 23 and even attempt to use the names of my children,” Jordan said in a statement.

“This complaint is not about money. It’s about principle and protecting my name,” he added.

In Chinese, Jordan is know as Qiaodan.

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  • been banned

    With this creep it truly IS all about money…always has been, always will be. He’s a Cad and a Creep. Great at BB, but horrible as a GM/Owner and Fraud as a human being. Quit honoring this POS—he’s horrid as a human. Let him try and collect in China. Go there and talk tough Quidong or whatever your Chinese name is—you’ll suddenly be MIA. Just go away Jordan. You remind me of OJ.

  • retiredinAz1

    Sure, it’s not about money! then how about giving all the acquired money in this lawsuit to the poor!

    • Scott

      You know there are such things as lawsuits that down resolve in money exchanges. Perhaps he is merely suing with the terms being a cease and desist order for the company. Assuming too much.

      • Scott

        don’t* not down

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