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Being honest, I didn't expect to be writing a story involving Croatian club Hajduk Split and former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher but here we are.
Split are considering legal action against the Rock N' Roll Star singer - specifically his clothing brand 'Pretty Green' due to two new products using their intellectual property.
Now selling for £40 on the official store, the two shirts feature an near-identical copy of the club's historic red and white chequered crest. Who knew 'LG' was such a big fan of Croatian football?!
What about FC Hajduk Split RKID ? I bet even You've never heard before about that Team , As You Were You Geezer- Svilen Bozhinov (@Svilen_Bozhinov) February 23, 2019
The only difference is that while the actual badge has 'Hajduk Split' in text, the Pretty Green version has 'Pretty Green - Rolling With It' on the logo.
Hajduk, who were formed in 1911, issued the following statement: "Hajduk did not give permission for the use of our brand to Gallagher's fashion line. Our lawyers will examine the case."
It will be interesting to see whether Hajduk do come down hard or whether their case will Slide Away and they'll allow Liam to Roll With It.
In other football-related copyright news, an Oxford couple who produce badly drawn stickers have been forced to stop selling ones centred around Manchester United after the club put their foot down.
Alex and Sian Pratchett run the Twitter page Panini Cheapskates, a place where they showcase the "wonky drawings" of players from different teams.
Panini Cheapskates shared the news on Twitter, with the couple saying that they have been forced to pull the stickers from sale. The account also posted its drawing of United's logo with the club's actual crest, saying that the Red Devils have flagged a "bunch of trademark numbers, including some that relate [to] their badge."
They sent us a bunch of trademark numbers, including some that relate the their badge. So they're saying that this is intellectual property theft... pic.twitter.com/GBSEtRPzYo- Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) February 23, 2019
Hi @ManUtd is this okay?- Panini Cheapskates (@CheapPanini) February 26, 2019
Our *new* MAN RED print is now available, featuring 36 entirely fictitious footballers from an unnamed northern club who play in red.
We've made 50 of these. ALL profits from this first 50 go to Cancer Research UK :heart:
SHOP :point_right: https://t.co/TDCXpx7OgI pic.twitter.com/Xmffor5XOM
A United spokesman told the BBC: "Permission to use Manchester United's intellectual property is only granted to official licensees, partners and sponsors of the club.
"Because Panini Cheapskate's items featured the Manchester United word mark, they unfortunately infringed those intellectual property rights."
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