Adidas Shakes Off Designer's TM Suit

Law360 (March 26, 2020, 1:32 PM EDT) -- Adidas AG has prevailed in a trademark infringement suit alleging the sportswear giant ripped off an entrepreneur's "You're Never Done" catchphrase, after a California federal court found Adidas was the first to actually sell anything emblazoned with the phrase.

In a brief order filed Tuesday evening, U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez said plaintiff Abraham Berti Levy can't sue Adidas for ripping off and using his alleged catchphrase in a major marketing push because he never properly registered the disputed trademark in the first place.

"The court holds that plaintiff did not use the mark in commerce before defendant," Judge Gutierrez...

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