Gracie, who holds a bachelors degree in law, is known for strongly defending the trademarks he claims for the term "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu" and for the triangle logo associated with his academy. In 1999-2000 he was involved with a legal dispute with his cousin Carley Gracie for trademark infringement. Rorion ultimately won his lawsuit and was awarded $108,000 in damages (along with $620,000 in attorney's fees) from Carley for infringement of the triangle logo trademark, though the jury found in favour of Carley that Rorion did not have a valid federal trademark for the name "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Women learn the art of self-defense by the 'toughest man in the U.S.'. (Originated from Knight-Ridder Newspapers)
Jul 30, 1993; PHILADELPHIA _ The toughest man in the United States was showing just how tough he could be. He had just tackled a young woman...