NEW YORK - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday issued a one-page order adopting a lower court's ruling that upholds MasterCard International's World Cup sponsorship rights.

Sprint Communications Corp. appealed U.S. District Court Judge John S. Martin Jr.'s March ruling, which prohibited the telecommunications company from using the World Cup logo on its telephone calling cards.

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