Adidas Sues Over Knock Offs – [News]
Adidas is not about that copy life. The sneaker and appeal company Adidas doesn’t like for anyone to produce or sell anything closely resembling their Three-Stripe brand. Adidas has filed a lawsuit against World Industries Inc. and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation. Adidas has attached the ad to the lawsuit from Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. which shows the sneakers with stripes that have arrow shaped tips. Not cool in the eyes of Adidas.
Adidas initially started using the three stripes in 1952 and trademarked the iconic sneaker branding in the USA in 1994. In the past, Adidas has sued Wal-Mart and Payless for using sneakers closely resembling their brand. Payless ShoesSource Inc. paid Adidas $65.3 million in 2008 for a trademark case but a settlement was reached and details haven’t been revealed since. Now Adidas wants to stop the production of the sneaker and received money for brand damage from World Industries Inc., and Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp.
I think this is really sad that companies think they can steal brand identity and get away with it. I don’t know all the particulars of the lawsuit and haven’t seen the sneakers in question. But Adidas think it is worth filing a lawsuit over the questionable sneakers produced and sold by World Industries Inc., and Big 5 Sporting Good Corp. Keep checking with us here at YaBoyLV.com for updates on this lawsuit.