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ASICS America Corp files lawsuit against Payless Shoesource Inc

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Jun '06
Footwear Manufacturer ASICS America Corporation and ASICS Corporation Japan (Kobe, Japan) announced today that they have filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in the US District Court, Central District of California against Payless Shoesource, Inc. (Topeka, Kansas) for trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution and false advertising.

ASICS is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Payless to prevent any future sales and distribution of their shoes, in particular their CHAMPION brand shoes, which bear a stripe design similar to ASICS famous Stripe Design trademark. In addition, ASICS is also seeking damages including profits and attorney fees from Payless.

ASICS Corporation with more than 50 years of footwear manufacturing experience, offers a full line of performance-driven athletic shoes and technical active sports apparel and accessories.

The ASICS shoe line includes cutting-edge, technical footwear for running, racing, cross country, track and field, walking, training, court, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, as well as fashion footwear offered in its Sportstyle and Onitsuka Tiger lines.

ASICS America Corporation


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