Adidas Sues Target Again Over Three-Stripe Mark

By Jocelyn Allison (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Adidas AG has filed a lawsuit accusing Target Corp. of infringing the sportswear maker's famous three-stripe mark after the retail giant again started selling shoes with two and four parallel stripes.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Adidas and its U.S. subsidiary claim Target has repeatedly violated settlement agreements forbidding the retailer to sell infringing products.

The complaint shows pictures of four athletic shoe designs Adidas claims Target has started selling since agreeing in February 2003 to stop selling footwear bearing the three-stripe mark or similar marks. The agreement was the result...

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