Adidas, Brooklyn Nets Hit With TM Suit Over Milk Crate Logo

Law360 (August 12, 2019, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A New York City-based streetwear company slapped Adidas with a trademark infringement lawsuit Monday alleging top executives at the athletic wear giant expressed an interest in collaborating with Milkcrate Athletics Inc. but then created a Brooklyn Nets T-shirt that ripped off the brand's milk crate logo.

Milkcrate Athletics' 2011 design on the left and Adidas' 2016 design on the right. The complaint by Milkcrate Athletics also accuses Adidas North America Inc., in partnership with BSE Global — a company that owns, operates, and manages the NBA's Brooklyn Nets basketball team — of deceptive business practices and unfair competition.

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