27 October 2022TrademarksMuireann Bolger

Q&A: Kazuyo Morita on Kanye West’s defunct Adidas deal

This week Adidas ended its nearly decade-long parnership with the controversial rapper Kanye West, also known as Ye, after he issued a spate of antisemitic and comments.

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