Shoe Designer Denies Ripping Off Adidas' 3-Stripe Mark

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 11:28 AM EST) -- St. Louis-based shoe designer Elan Polo Inc. on Monday asked a Missouri federal court to declare that its products are not illegally replicating a series of Adidas trademarks covering the company's well-known three-stripe design after in the face of infringement allegations from the athletic apparel giant.

Elan Polo told the court that it has received word from Adidas that the line of sneakers it sells in Wal-Mart stores has copied the three-stripe mark and has demanded the shoes be pulled from the shelves as well as...
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