Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has been forced to change the design of his special helmet for the German Grand Prix as it mark an illustration of the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
Earlier, the championship leader unveiled a unique livery on his race helmet to celebrate Germany’s fourth World Cup succeed.
But we reported earlier that reproducing the image of the trophy falls foul of the world football federation FIFA’s strict rules protecting its ‘official marks’.
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“FIFA is obliged to take action against any unauthorised reproduction of its intellectual property in a commercial context,” a FIFA spokesperson told The Independent.
(Images © Nico Rosberg/schuberth)