A French court slapped Nike with a $75,000 fine for using a famous sculpture of Winston Churchill for promotion in violation of the artist's rights.
The San Antonio Express-News reported that the artist
— Jean Cardot — sued Nike and the promotional company behind the stunt.
Footwear giant Nike has been fined €67,500, the equivalent of roughly $75,000, for putting an oversized Tony Parker France national team jersey on a statue of Winston Churchill to commemorate Les Bleus’ qualifications for the 2011 European Championships.
The statue is in front of the Petit Palais
. The artist is also known for sculptures of General Charles de Gaulle and Thomas Jefferson.