NEW YORK (AP) -- Nike has struck a wrong chord with Bo Diddley.
The guitar legend sued Nike in U.S. District Court late Wednesday, saying the company had been marketing T-shirts with his name, likeness and the words, ''You Don't Know Diddley.''
''I'm sorry that it's come to this but what's right is right,'' Diddley, 71, said in a statement.
The lawsuit, filed with Diddley's real name, Ellas McDaniel, said Nike went ahead last year with T-shirt sales even though he never accepted the terms of a contract proposal.
Nearly 28,000 T-shirts were sold worldwide for more than $200,000 after the company concluded it had an oral agreement with Diddley, the lawsuit said.
Lawyer wins O.J. battle
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire patent lawyer has won the fight he began six years ago to keep O.J. Simpson from registering his name and nicknames as trademarks.
Bill Ritchie said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office called him Thursday and told him Simpson would not be allowed to profit by his name.
''I won. It's a tremendous victory,'' Ritchie said. ''I knew it would take long, but not this long. I'm worn out.''
The day before Simpson was arraigned on murder charges in 1994, he formally sought exclusive rights to sell products ranging from ''Juice'' comic books to ''O.J.'' musical toys. His applications to trademark ''O.J.,'' ''O.J. Simpson'' and ''Juice'' listed 120 items he intended to market, from jigsaw puzzles to jewelry.
Ritchie, 60, of Concord, and his wife, Marguerite, promptly filed a formal challenge based on a federal law that prohibits ''immoral or scandalous'' trademarks.
The patent and trademark office initially ruled that Simpson's name by itself was not scandalous and Ritchie had no standing to bring a complaint.
Ritchie appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District in Washington, D.C. The court overturned the patent office decision last year. This week, the patent office upheld his challenge.
Simpson was acquitted of murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1995. A civil jury later found him liable for the deaths and ordered him to pay millions in damages to the victims' families.
Mills wins compensation
LONDON (AP) -- Paul McCartney's new girlfriend will receive $320,000 in compensation for a 1993 accident in which she lost a leg after being run down by a police motorcyclist.
Scotland Yard announced the out-of-court settlement Thursday with former swimsuit model Heather Mills, but did not admit responsibility for the accident.
Mills' left leg was amputated below the knee. She was hit as she crossed a street in London's Kensington neighborhood.
McCartney confirmed last month that he was dating Mills, 32.
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