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Adidas makes ‘highly unusual’ U-turn on opposition to Black Lives Matter TM

International30-03-2023Liz Hockley and Sarah Speight

Sportswear brand retracts opposition to mark within 48 hours | Adidas had said Black Lives Matter’s mark was “confusingly similar” to its own | Gerben Intellectual Property.

Nike sues Canadian rival over patented ‘Flyknit’ tech

31-01-2023Muireann Bolger

German sportswear brand previously sued Adidas over same tech that made its debut during 2012 Olympics | Feud involves the method of knitting a textile to an item of footwear.

Adidas loses TM case over three-stripe logo

13-01-2023Muireann Bolger

US designer offended at claims that he was trying to trade on the sportswear giant’s name | Jury found in favour of the argument that stripes cannot be owned.

Q&A: Kazuyo Morita on Kanye West’s defunct Adidas deal

27-10-2022Muireann Bolger

Adidas has ceased its partnership with the rapper after he proclaimed antisemitic sentiments. Holland & Hart lawyer Kazuyo Morita offers her views on the fallout.

Thom Browne challenges Adidas three-stripe mark

09-05-2022Muireann Bolger

Designer Thom Browne has filed a counterclaim after it was sued by sportswear retailer Adidas over the use of a stripe design.

Adidas hits Fashion Nova with fresh suit over Stan Smith shoes

07-03-2022Muireann Bolger

Adidas America has targeted Fashion Nova in a lawsuit accusing its rival of infringing the trade dress of its Stan Smith sneaker.

Nike wants to ban imports of Adidas Primeknit shoes

09-12-2021Alex Baldwin

Nike has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission asking the agency to block Adidas from importing its “Primeknit” sneakers into the US.

AIPPI names Judith Willert as new exec director

International03-08-2021Movers & ShakersMuireann Bolger

The Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property has announced that Judith Willert has joined the organisation as its new executive director.

Adidas sues Thom Browne for ‘infringing’ stripe TM

01-07-2021Muireann Bolger

Adidas is suing US fashion designer Thom Browne for allegedly infringing the trademarks for its signature three stripe logo by using “confusing similar marks” on a sports apparel range.

Adidas faces suit over football boot patents

10-05-2021Rory O'Neill

Adidas is facing patent infringement claims over football boots that allow for more efficient transfer of “ball strike energy”.

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