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Adidas Sues Skechers for Patent Infringement… Again

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The Adidas-Skechers legal saga continues.

Having successfully sued Skechers last year for allegedly ripping off its Stan Smith sneaker, Adidas has once again filed suit against the footwear retailer, this time for a different shoe.

The lawsuit, filed Monday at Oregon’s U.S. District Court, is seeking monetary damages from Skechers for allegedly copying Adidas’ Springblade running sneaker in the design of its Mega Flex 2.0 shoe.

In a statement, Adidas said, “We will not stand by and allow others to blatantly copy our products and infringe on our valuable intellectual property. These shameless imitations tarnish the reputation of our brand and our people who work tirelessly to research and develop technical innovations and designs that help athletes make a difference.”

Adidas is also seeking permanent and preliminary injunctions to stop Skechers from continuing to sell the infringing styles. In February, a federal judge ordered Skechers to stop selling its Onix shoe, a knock-off of Adidas’ Stan Smith silhouette.

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