Asics Files Trademark Suit Against Dolce & Gabbana

Law360, New York (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sportswear maker Asics Corp. is suing high-end fashion designer Dolce & Gabbana SRL for selling shoes with a stripe design similar to Asics' athletic shoes.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Japan's Asics accuses Italy's D&G of trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising and unfair competition.

The suit shows five D&G brand shoes bearing marks similar to Asics' trademark — two parallel stripes along the side of the shoe with two wavy stripes crossing over them....
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