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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”.

PTAB cancels Nike patent after Fed Circuit rebuke

05-03-2021Rory O'Neill

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board has cancelled redrafted claims of a Nike patent after a protracted eight-year dispute involving Adidas.

Adidas fails to overturn Nike win at Federal Circuit

26-06-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday, June 25, ruled in a long-running dispute between competitors Adidas and Nike over patents covering the manufacture of knitted sneakers. 

H&M triumphs in Adidas stripe dispute after 23 years

Netherlands30-01-2020Rory O'Neill

Swedish fashion brand H&M has scored a victory in a 23-year-long trademark dispute with Adidas in the Netherlands over its use of a two-stripe design on sportswear.

Adidas facing Futurecraft 4D patent infringement claims

13-11-2019Rory O'Neill

A US inventor is suing Adidas, claiming that the German sportswear corporation used his patented shock-absorbing technology in its Futurecraft 4D shoe.

Milkcrate Athletics and Adidas settle NBA t-shirts dispute

30-10-2019Saman Javed

New York City-based fashion brand Milkcrate Athletics has reached a settlement agreement with Adidas after it accused its German competitor of trademark infringement earlier this year.

Milkcrate Athletics takes on Under Armour, days after suing Adidas

20-08-2019Sarah Morgan

Milkcrate Athletics, a New York City-based fashion brand, has taken athletics company Under Armour to court over trademark infringement, just one week after accusing Adidas of copying its logo.

Skechers and Adidas settle three-stripe trademark dispute

06-08-2019Saman Javed

Footwear brand Skechers has asked a US court to dismiss a trademark infringement suit over one of its shoe styles which Adidas had claimed infringes its three-stripe trademark.

UKIPO cancels marijuana leaf TM after Adidas complaint

UK01-08-2019Rory O'Neill

The UK Intellectual Property Office has invalidated a trademark depicting a marijuana leaf after an opposition from Adidas.

EU General Court rules Adidas three-stripe TM is invalid


The EU General Court has upheld a decision that Adidas’ three-stripe trademark is invalid.

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