Mike Ashley Loses Round One In Legal Fight With Everton Director
Mike Ashley is embroiled in a legal battle with one of the directors at Everton, Robert Earl.
Earl founded Planet Hollywood and along with boxing promoter Frank Warren controls the company Boxing Brands.
According to the report in The Sun they are taking Mike Ashley and Sports Direct to the High Court in a row over the trademark ‘Queensberry’.
Trouble started last year when Sports Direct began selling Queensberry branded merchandise, with Boxing Brands claiming to have exclusive rights to use the Queensberry branding.
Boxing Brands won an injunction to stop Sports Direct selling the merchandise in December with the case due to be finalised in July.
However, Sports Direct in the meantime applied for an order that would have forced Boxing Brands to give security for the anticipated legal fees of £370,000 but this was thrown out and Sports Direct ordered to pay Boxing Brands’ £28,000 costs.
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