Riedell Laces Up Deal With Adidas In Skate Trademark Row

Law360, San Diego (November 9, 2011, 6:07 PM EST) -- Riedell Shoes Inc. on Tuesday resolved a declaratory judgment action in a Minnesota federal court asserting that its striped design element on roller skates did not infringe Adidas AG’s trademark.

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis signed off on a joint stipulation to dismiss the claims with prejudice after the parties reached a settlement. Riedell and Adidas agreed to cover their own attorneys’ fees and costs.

Attorneys representing the companies were not immediately available for comment Wednesday.

The dispute began on Jan. 25, when Adidas sent Riedell...
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