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Mar
27
2017

Juicy law suit

juicy law suit

In adidas’s continuous battle against ‘other stripes’ the next one on the list is Juicy Couture. Garments in its collection feature three stipes, for which adidas is famous. The German sportswear giant claims that Los Angeles-based Juicy Couture “intentionally adopted and used counterfeit and/or confusingly similar imitations of the Three-Stripe Mark.” According to adidas Juicy […]

Mar
13
2017

Stripe a pose (2)

stripe a pose

FC Barcelona has backed down from a trademark fight with sportswear company adidas by abandoning a trademark application. Earlier we reported that the German sports company had filed a notice of opposition to Barca’s trademark application for a red and blue striped design, described as a “square containing seven vertical stripes”, covering goods such as t-shirts, […]

Feb
8
2017

Three is a crowd

Three is a crowd

Tesla has changed its logo for the new Tesla Model 3. The reason behind it: adidas. Just over a week ago, electric car company Tesla quietly changed the logo for its Model 3 car from three slick lines to a simple numeral “3.” Court documents show that Tesla did this amid a trademark fight with […]

Jan
2
2017

Run Amazon Run

One of the founders of hip-hop group Run DMC is suing online retailer Amazon for $50.000.000 over trademark infringement. Musicians Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, Joseph “DJ Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels are better known as RUN-DMC. McDaniels is now claiming trademark infringement, stating that Amazon and Wal-Mart have allegedly been selling clothing and accessories with the group’s […]

Nov
10
2016

Stripe a pose

stripe a pose

Sports giant adidas has filed a trademark infringement claim against FC Barcelona. adidas’ iconic three-stripe trademark is one of the most familiar trademarks in sports in general, and football in particular. Recently the German-based company filed a trademark infringement claim against FC Barcelona with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The infringement claim contends that FC Barcelona’s […]

Mar
16
2016

More stripes!

adidas had filed a law suit against Athletic Propulsion Labs, LLC (“APL”), saying its shoes are a “blatant copy”. The German footwear giant must be feeling confident after the recent Belgian win. adidas claims that APL “intentionally adopted and used counterfeit and/or confusingly similar imitations of the Three-Stripe Mark, knowing that they would mislead and deceive consumers […]

Mar
4
2016

Two stripes, you’re out!

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Flemish shoe company Shoe Branding Europe, is stopped by the European Court of Justice in its attempt to register a specific design as a trademark. It resembles the Adidas three-stripe-brand too much. Shoe Branding Europe’s (SBE) design consists of two striking stripes that are attached to the side of shoes. The two stripe design belongs to the originally French […]

Sep
23
2015

Heel tabs

adidas Stan Smith

adidas is vigorously defending its famous Stan Smith model. After filing trademark infringement lawsuits against Marc Jacobs and more recently Forever 21, the German sportswear giant has also filed suit against Skechers over a very similar shoe design. adidas alleges the footwear brand Sketchers is selling several “knock-offs” of adidas designs, including its classic Stan […]

Jun
22
2015

Brands by hand

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Some trademarks are so famous, you can instantly visualize them in your mind. But can you also draw them without looking at the original? Calligrapher Sebastian Lester can. And how! He amazingly draws the most famous brands in an instant. It looks so incredibly easy… Can you guess the brands while he draws them?

Apr
16
2015

Three stripes out

adidas and top designer Marc Jacobs are not the best of friends. Even worse, they have a fight going on, and this fight is now brought into court. The reason: the recent winter collection of Marc by Marc Jacobs presented garments with four stripes. And everyone knows: keep away from stripes on clothing as adidas […]

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