Adidas Accuses Marc Jacobs Of Ripping Off 3-Stripe Design

Law360, New York (April 8, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Adidas AG slapped apparel retailer Marc Jacobs International LLC with a trademark infringement lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the company of selling a line of sweaters with stripes down the sleeve that the shoe maker claims infringe its iconic adidas three-stripe mark.

Adidas AG, clothes shown on the left, says Marc Jacobs is trying to piggyback on the popularity of its iconic three-stripe design with a similar-looking four-stripe accent. (Credit: Court filing) The lawsuit, filed in Oregon federal court, claims the Marc Jacobs apparel — which bears four parallel stripes down the outer seam of the sleeves — is likely to be confused with...

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