Common Law Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition, Federal Trademark Dilution, Federal Unfair Competition, Litigation Update, Paul Papak, State Trademark Dilution, Trademark Infringement, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
Adidas has filed a trademark complaint against Reliable Knitting Works, a Wisconsin based company doing business as Reliable of Milwaukee. Adidas is alleging that Muk Luks, one of Reliable’s brands, sells a shoe that, Adidas alleges, “bears parallel stripes on the mid-foot portion of the upper in a manner likely to be confused with adidas’s famous Three-Stripe Mark.”
Adidas is asking the Court to: “(a) permanently enjoin Reliable from marketing or selling footwear bearing confusingly similar two-, three-, and four-stripe imitations of the Three-Stripe Mark; (b) award adidas monetary damages and to treble that award; (c) require Reliable to disgorge all profits from sales of the Infringing Footwear; and (d) award adidas punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.”
adidas America, Inc. et al v. Reliable Knitting Works, Inc.
Court Case Number: 3:15-cv-01217-PK
File Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Plaintiff: adidas America, Inc., adidas AG
Plaintiff Counsel: Kristina J. Holm and Stephen M. Feldman of Perkins Coie, LLP
Defendant: Reliable Knitting Works, Inc.
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Federal Unfair Competition, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, Common Law Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition, Federal Trademark Dilution, State Trademark Dilution
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Magistrate Judge Paul Papak