Nike is suing shoe company Skechers for trademark and copyright infringement over a, according to Nike, very similar shoe design.
The Oregon shoe company filed a lawsuit against Skechers over their “Burst”, “Girl’s Sketch Appeal” and the “Boy’s Flex Advantage” shoes. Nike claims that the shoe designs are too similar to its signature Flyknit design and Boost labels.
Nike states “an ordinary observer will perceive the overall appearance of the Nike designs and the corresponding designs of Skechers’ infringing shoes to be substantially the same”.
This marks the second time in over a year that Nike has challenged Skechers for trademark/copyright infringement. In 2014, Converse – which is Nike-owned – sued other companies, including Skechers, for infringing upon its classic Chuck Taylor design.
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