adidas 750 zx Adidas Portland sues Forever 21 over branding
The Adidas logo and its Three Strip Mark show in a KOIN 6 News photo. PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) Adidas Americafiled a federal lawsuit against Forever 21 on Wednesday claiming the clothing company is making counterfeit products and violating trademark laws.
Adidas claims these are examples of the identical or confusingly similar imitations of the Three Strip Mark (Federal lawsuit) Adidas claims these are examples of the identical or confusingly similar imitations of the Three Strip Mark (Federal lawsuit)
At issue is Adidas’ “Three Stripe Mark.” The company says, for decades, it has placed the striping on clothing and footwear.
The company is asking that it be awarded monetarily. The lawsuit also seeks Forever 21 to “disgorge all profits from sales of the counterfeit and/or infringing apparel.”
Over decades, annual sales of the products bearing the three stripe mark have totaled in the “billions of dollars globally and in the hundreds of millions of dollars within the United States,” the lawsuit states.
According to documents, Adidas calls Forever 21’s action a “blatant disregard” for Adidas’ rights.
The lawsuit accusesForever 21 and Central Mills of knowinglycounterfeiting, infringing on federal trademark laws, and creating unfair competition by participating in unfair and deceptive trade practices. The company also alleges Forever 21 is causing dilution of the Adidas trademark.
Adidas Portland sues Forever 21 over branding (Text)KOIN 6 News anchor Dan Tilkin contributed to this report.