In addition to being one of the planet's best soccer players, Cristiano Ronaldo also has a popular line of men's underwear that is currently on sale in Europeon sale in Europe and retailers hope will reach the U.S. market soon, but a Rhode Island man is looking to put a stop to it.
Ronaldo's undergarment line is called CR7, his initials plus his jersey number, but Christopher Renzi owns the trademark for "CR7" in the United States, so he is attempting to file a suit to prevent the launch of the line. However, he has not been able to get the proper paperwork to Ronaldo, according to The Associated Press.
[A] Spanish justice official went to the headquarters of Real Madrid in Spain and tried to deliver the legal papers there, but the official said in a filing that a receptionist refused to accept them because the lawsuit doesn't involve the team. Feldhuhn said they are now trying to serve the papers at an address where they believe Ronaldo lives.
Renzi has used the trademark, which he applied for in 2008, for an exercise video and on apparel.
- Brendan Maloy