It seems that Oscar has covered a number of potential revenue streams with these filings from books to sporting equipment to clothing.'Trademarks help in solidifying a customer base and keep your competitors out by preventing them from using your trademarked name to sell similar goods and services.
As such, trademarks help in building a commercial, recognisable brand in a specific area.'It is interesting to note that these trademarks were filed after Oscar was convicted of culpable homicide [manslaughter].'Pistorius is serving six years for the murder of Reeva, a law graduate, at his home on a security estate in February 2013.
The travel restrictions are later eased, allowing him to compete outside South Africa, although he never does.3 March 2014: The trial begins and swiftly becomes one of the most sensational of the 21century.
Prosecutor Gerrie "Bulldog" Nel and defence lawyer Barry Roux grill witnesses and spar in front of Judge Thokozile Masipa.
Last night, detectives were said to be investigating Pistorius’s links with other women to see whether they have any bearing on the murder of one of South Africa’s premier models, who for two years had been voted among the world’s 100 Sexiest Women. The Johannesburg athlete, who was born without fibulas in his legs and had the limbs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, had to win a legal battle over his blades with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2008 for the right to compete in able-bodied competition.
Ominously, the Paralympic superstar had tweeted how he went into 'full combat recon mode' after mistaking his washing machine for an intruder, less than three months before his girlfriend was shot dead in the middle of the night. The South African Police Service also often employs security companies to protect their own police stations, with the private security industry estimated to be worth 14 billion South African rand (£1 billion).
• Pistorius to be resentenced in Pretoria after Christmas • Pistorius considering appealing new verdict • Pistorius guilty verdict is a victory for justice - not women • Inside Oscar Pistorius' former prison cell Reeva Steenkamp's family have said their ordeal was "over now" after one of the longest and most closely watched trials in recent history had its ruling overturned.
South African journalist Kalay Maistry told Sky News: 'It is alleged that he thought his girlfriend, who’d come in to try to surprise him for Valentine's Day, was an intruder. On Pistorius's website, a quote from Lord Coe from before London 2012 describes him as a 'real inspiration to people around the world', and a spokesman from sports giant Nike describes time with Pistorius as 'some of the most inspirational time we've ever spent around an athlete'.'He's been a real inspiration to people around the world so we were thrilled when he decided to join our International Inspiration programme as an ambassador, helping us to inspire young people worldwide.''Many world-class athletes visit Nike and amaze our community, but the two weeks that Oscar spent on campus last summer went down as some of the most inspirational time we've ever spent around an athlete.'‘My brother was like my hero when I was growing up,’ said Pistorius. ‘I used to cringe because he would always run down. ‘During the admissions interview I had concerns about how a legless boy would fare with the rough and tumble of a school of 1500 teenagers,’ said Bill Shroeder, headteacher of the school until 2009.
‘All his mother could say was, Pistorius went down in school folklore when, during a rugby match, a player from the opposite team tackled him.
Here's how events unfurled from that date.14 February 2013: Pistorius is arrested at his home in Pretoria on suspicion of murdering Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, law graduate and domestic violence campaigner.
Early reports relay details of "Oscar's bloody Valentine", during which he fired four shots through his closed bathroom door, killing Steenkamp, who was inside.