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(Tennis) Thanasi Kokkinakis Faces Legal Battle Over Special K Nick-Name

Thanasi Kokkinakis Faces Legal Battle Over Special K Nick-Name

Australian tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis faces legal battle with breakfast cereal giant Kellogg's over the rights to use the his Special K trade Mark commercially.

breakfast cereal giant Kellogg's, which owns the right to the Special K trademark in Australia are out to stop the tennis star from using the "Special K" trade mark in branding campaign of clothing and tennis wear.

Also reports have it that the 21 year old plannedto use "Special K" nickname to create a branding logo which can be used on apparel and other commercial products similar to the logos created by tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal..

Kokkinakis overcame shoulder, elbow, groin and pectoral injuries to make his grand slam return at Roland Garros using a protected ranking last week before he was knocked out in the first round by eighth seed Kei Nishikori.

Contesting just his third singles match in 18 months since undergoing shoulder surgery, Kokkinakis went down fighting in a 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-4.
"It's good getting that buzz back of the big tournament, obviously against a quality player," Kokkinakis said last week.

"Yeah, it's been a frustrating time, but it's good to be back on the court. I felt pretty good out there, all things considered, and I felt like I had a good shot. "It would have been more satisfying if I had won, but my body is nowhere near where I need it to be.

"All things considered, it's probably the least or the worst preparation I've had going into a grand slam because I know how many balls you have to hit and I know how many hours you have to put on the practice court to be competitive.
"I was surprised my body was able to hang in there, but it's going to be interesting tomorrow when I wake up."

He'd Jump at Uniting With Roger Federer

"We were training on hardcourt," Kokkinakis said.
"I was back home in Adelaide on the clay and I was like, well, I just need to get used to that level. So his coach messaged me a couple of times to try to get over there.

"And if it's a possibility for the grass, I don't think there's anyone better to train with than Roger on the grass."
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