Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor is preparing to challenge UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the gold at UFC 229.
McGregor will make his walk to the Octagon for that title bout doused in Reebok gear, which is the official apparel provider to UFC fighters and fans.
However, a report from The Irish Independent says there are some issues in the country of Europe when it comes to Reebok and McGregor.
The District Court in The Hague in the Netherlands has ordered Reebok to withdraw all of McGregor’s gear from stores due to a trademark issue with another company called the McGregor Clothing Line. The McGregor Clothing Line has nothing to do with the UFC star, but does have the word “McGregor” across a lot of their merchandise.
Sales outlets have a week to remove all McGregor merchandise from their stores of they will face a hefty fine of €250,000.
Remco Van Leeuwen, who is the legal representative for the McGregor Clothing Line, says that Reebok line would cause confusion for the consumers.
“The public would be confused into believing that the clothing made by Reebok for the Irish mixed martial artist and boxer comes from the McGregor fashion house,” Van Leeuwen said. “We asked Reebok to stop selling the clothing that would confuse the public but they refused.”
No comment has been issued yet by Reebok, Conor McGregor or the UFC.