Summary Article Nike's Dispute with the University of Oregon

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Nike, Inc. is a major publicly traded
Public company
A publicly-traded company is a company that has permission to offer its registered securities for sale to the general public, typically through a stock exchange, or occasionally a company whose stock is traded over the counter via market makers who use non-exchange quotation services.-Securities...

sportswear and equipment supplier based in the United States. The company is headquartered in Beaverton
Beaverton, Oregon
Beaverton is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States, seven miles west of Portland in the Tualatin River Valley., its population is estimated to be 86,205, almost 14% more than the 2000 census figure of 76,129...

, Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
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(Greek Νίκη ), the Greek goddess of victory; it is also based on Egyptian
Egyptian language
Egyptian is the indigenous language of Egypt and a branch of the Afroasiatic language family. Written records of the Egyptian language have been dated from about 3400 BCE, making it one of the oldest recorded languages known. Egyptian was spoken until the late 17th century CE in the form of Coptic...

usage of "strength", "victory", nakht. Nike markets its products under its own brand as well as Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan
Air Jordan
Air Jordan, or simply Jordans are a brand of shoes produced by Nike originally designed for and endorsed by professional NBA basketball player Michael Jordan. The Air Jordan line is now sold by Jordan Brand, a sub-division of Nike...

, Nike Skateboarding
Nike Skateboarding
Nike Skateboarding is the Nike brand for its line of shoes, clothing, and equipment for the skateboarding market. SB stands for skateboarding.-History: In the 1980s, skateboard companies started to pop up around the globe...

and subsidiaries including Cole Haan
Cole Haan
Cole Haan is a fashion label that was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1928.The name comes from founders Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan. Originally Cole Haan was a men 's footwear label...

, Hurley International
Hurley International
Hurley International is a clothing company located in Costa Mesa, California founded by Bob Hurley. The company puts emphasis on
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