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Jan
8
2018
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Jumping cats

Fashion designer Philipp Plein designed a leaping ‘wild cat’ and is now facing the legal wrath of Puma.

Plein, known for his rock-n-roll style fashion, posted his frustrations on Instagram, after the German sports giant threatened to sue him for trademark infringement: “Just received a LOVE LETTER from PUMA trying to take legal action against us because they are trying to find similarities between their jumping KITTY KAT logo with a tail and our TIGER HEAD with claw stripes.” “Everybody loves you until you become competition,” Plein continues.

What do you think? Are the jumping puma and the ‘kitty kat’ confusingly similar?