It’s a good thing His Airness has lawyered up already to take on the Qiaodan Sports Company, since his name is used by more than one company in China. Twitter user Chassit has stumbled upon Jordan’s Chinese name being used by a company calling themselves the nonsense name of Qiaodan Tailang (乔丹太郎), which translates as ‘Jordan Taro’. The company specializes in selling baby clothes, ties, socks, and swimwear, to name a few of the items in their catalogue.
Registered by a man named Zou Zhixing (邹志兴) the trademark was registered in 2005, and won’t expire until June of 2015. And in a bit of coincidence, company is based in Fujian province, which is the same home province as the Qiaodan Sports Company currently being sued by Jordan.
It’s a good thing Michael goes for the bald look. That way he doesn’t have to worry about his hair falling out from the stress of dealing with all the Chinese companies using his name.