Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / adidas AG & adidas Canada files lawsuit against Payless
adidas AG & adidas Canada files lawsuit against Payless
04
Apr '09
adidas AG and adidas Canada Limited have filed a law suit in the Federal Court of Canada against Payless ShoeSource. The law suit claims, in part, that certain footwear sold by Payless infringes upon adidas' rights in its Three-Stripes Mark. Internationally, adidas has vigorously sought to protect its rights in the famous Three-Stripes Mark and this Canadian law suit marks another step in adidas' continued international efforts to protect this most important brand symbol.

Internationally, similar legal disputes between adidas and Payless have been ongoing for some time now. After almost 7-years of litigation between adidas and Payless in the United States, the case proceeded to trial last April. In the United States case, the jury reached a unanimous verdict last May finding that, for 267 styles of shoes, Payless had willfully infringed upon the rights of adidas with respect to the Three-Stripes Mark and/or the Superstar trade dress.

The District Court further confirmed the jury's findings of infringement. This outcome exemplifies the strength and famous nature of the Three-Stripes Mark. While the United States litigation is now on appeal, adidas is confident that the Judgment entered in the U.S. District Court will be upheld.

While adidas would have preferred to resolve the dispute in Canada without the need for litigation, it has been unable to do so, and adidas has now filed this law suit to protect its rights in Canada.

adidas AG


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Lenzing

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Lenzing launches Veocel nonwoven speciality brand

Leading fibre company, the Lenzing Group has unveiled Veocel, the new ...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search