Keds Takes Shot At Puma Over Sneaker Design

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT) -- The company that holds the trademarks for Keds shoes has sued Puma North America Inc., alleging that a line of Puma sneakers created by late fashion designer Alexander McQueen infringes a trademarked stripe design.

The suit, filed by SR Holdings LLC on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, involves a red and gray stripe design on the side of Keds shoes near the toe.

SR — a subsidiary of Collective Brands Inc., which owns Keds — contends it holds three trademarks...
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