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Story for the Sunday (星期日)
Yao Ming registered his name as a trademark in several fields in 2002. However, Xinhua wrote that other "companies and individuals have registered Yao-Ming-related trademarks in China, like Yao Ming World, Yao Ming Empire, Yao Ming Rockets etc. Most of these trademarks are not printed on products."
Hopefully Yao Ming's era as basketball player is not coming to a close, since the Houston Rockets center is recovering from an ankle that could turn out his Achilles' heel.
Read Chen Zhi's Xinhua article here.