Tumisang Keitseng, owner of the Zebras trade mark, has threatened the Botswana Football Association as well as its sponsor All Kasi with legal action regarding the continued use of her trade mark on the country's soccer kit without her consent. Keitseng finally received registration of the mark on 20 May 2011 after having received consent from the President's office in November 2010. The initial registration of the mark was refused as it was considered to be made up mainly of national symbols and closely resembled the coat of arms, however after making representations to the Presidential office the mark was accepted.
She informed Gabz FM in an interview that she has passed the matter on to her legal team after failed talks between herself and the BFA management regarding use of the mark. She states that she has instructed both the BFA and its sponsor to destroy all equipment incorporating the trade mark but to no avail. This legal action threat comes about at a time where the BFA and its sponsor have locked horns regarding the renewal of the All Kasi sponsorship.
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