K-Swiss Takes Kick At Puma Shoe Design Marks

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 2:54 PM EDT) -- K-Swiss Inc. is looking to stamp out Puma AG Rudolf Dassler Sport’s suit alleging infringement of a stripe design running along Puma shoes and unfair competition, arguing that the rival shoemaker fraudulently obtained the Formstrip trademarks by lying to patent officials that it was the sole owner of the marks.

A month after a California judge dismissed its related declaratory judgment action against Puma, K-Swiss on Tuesday launched a counterattack against Puma’s suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claiming that the...
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