Oliver Kahn Sues Goalkeeper Gloves Brand T1tan

Saturday, 1 December 2018
Legendary Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn goes to court against a manufacturer of goalkeeper gloves T1TAN because he sees name and trademark rights violated.

Oliver Kahn was known as Titan during his career. The German goalkeeper brand that was founded in 2016 is called "T1tan", quite obviously inspired by Oliver Kahn's nickname.

Kahn & T1TAN To Find Mutual Agreement?

The lawyer of T1TAN, Ralph Oliver Graef, previously told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur before the trial that this had nothing to do with Kahn at all. "The founder is a Eintracht-Frankfurt fan and doesn't like Oliver Kahn at all. By the way, Kahn has been a "football pensioner" for years, never registered "Titan" as a trademark himself and said in an interview: "I don't want to be Titan anymore".

While the manufacturer of the goalkeeper gloves first said that Oliver Kahn's accusations would be wrong, this week it emerged that that both parties will find a mutual agreement regarding the use of 'Titan'. The Munich court set a date for the announcement of the sentence for 5 March 2019.

The T1tan goalkeeper gloves are advertised and worn by German goalkeeper Rene Adler.

In 2016, Oliver Kahn even launched his own goalkeeper brand, Goalplay.

Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Footy Headlines Club
Join now
☑ no ads, exclusive content and much more