The United States begins the world’s largest naval exercises in the Pacific as it seeks to impress allies and counter China

The Pentagon kicked off the world’s largest naval war games last week, the biennial, month-long Rim of the Pacific exercises, known as RIMPAC, bringing together 46 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 troops from 25 nations.


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Nike Cancels UNDEFEATED Collection and Apologizes to U.S. Naval Academy

Nike and UNDEFEATED recently received an onslaught of backslash for their collaborative “The Fives” collection logo, which bore striking similarities to the U.S. Naval Academy’s crest design. On Thursday, the USNA announced that it was sending a cease and desist to Nike and UNDEFEATED for trademark infringement. “The similarities of the Nike/UNDEFEATED logo released this week and the USNA Crest are undeniable and we believe their logo is clearly an infringement under trademark law,” the Academy wrote on Twitter.

On Friday, Nike responded with a written statement apologizing to the USNA. “We recently were made aware of our logo being included into a design that has been previously used by one of our longstanding partners,” Nike said in the statement, according to the Washington Post. “We have always respected the US Navy and its Academy and have been a longtime supporter of the military.”

Nike furthermore announced that its UNDEFEATED collection, which was slated for release on June 16, has been canceled. “We do not feel it is appropriate to move forward with the collection. We apologize to anyone who was offended.”

The USNA responded with another statement expressing appreciation for Nike’s cancellation of the UNDEFEATED collab. Check out the Tweets below, as well as the comparison of the logo designs, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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