Fashion Law: Adidas files lawsuit against Ecco USA Inc.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Oregon, claiming that Ecco has infringed against Adidas’ famous stamp by dealing with footwear products featuring three or four parallel stripes on the side of their shoes. The Germany brand claimed Ecco used considerably identical imitations of the famous three-stripe trademark to promote consumer confusion.
Adidas declared that the false representation will not only damage the brand’s name, it will confuse it’s consumers and mislead the public about the material of its products.
In reference to the Trademark Act of 1946, Adidas is requesting for the court to preliminarily and permanently prevent Ecco from selling shoes with misleading stripes and to turn over all its profits of sale from the footwear to them. Adidas is also appealing for both monetary and punitive damages. This isn’t Adidas’s first major win this year, in February the firm won a preliminary injunction against Sketchers USA Inc, forbidding the company to sell shoes similar to its Adidas Stan Smith style.
Read the case documents here.
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