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New Orleans Saints

Caught in Clothing War

2/28/2010 2:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is named in a brand new lawsuit, all centered around the motivational phrase he used to propel his team to win the Super Bowl -- "Finish Strong."

After the Saints won the big game, Reebok began making shirts featuring the catchphrase -- problem is, another clothing company claims they already own the trademark to those words.

According to legal papers filed in Illinois, the Finish Strong clothing company claims Brees only started using the phrase after he read the Finish Strong book, penned by the company's founder.

Now, Finish Strong is going after Reebok -- claiming they violated their trademark ... and they want the judge to make Reebok fork over every cent they made off the "Finish Strong" slogan.

Calls to Reebok were not returned.

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julie    

And just how much is REEBOK donatating to the finshstrong kids fondation or the drew brees fondation? Using a thought...an idea is not "flattering" it stealing and in this case is hurting a charity!

1615 days ago
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djvic57    

Finish Strong...Who Dat...Play the Game...show me a slogan or motto that isn't copyrighted....we should quit making shirts and hats....mercy......

1615 days ago
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jhon    

saints newly brand clothing company in market.If what the company is saying is true then I have no sympathy for Reebok. They are a huge company and should be able to handle a simple trademark search before producing a product like this. So either they were extremely sloppy or thought they could get away with it.

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1488 days ago
19.

jhon    

oh really this newly brand in market but as per use before reebork brand. that is far better than this. and according to marketing of this i want to use and when i purchase saints new brand shirt than i feel cool. and this really gave me handsome personality.

1488 days ago
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