Nike claimed that Skechers’ alleged infringement had been “willful, Nike Air Max 270 Mujer intentional and deliberate” and is seeking damages as well as a permanent injunction Nike Air Vapormax Femme from the court for the allegedly offending designs.“Nike’s enforcement of its intellectual property rights against infringers, including copyists like Skechers, is not bullying and Nike Air Max 95 Femme it does not stifle competition,” the lawsuit read. “These rights encourage companies like Nike and the talented inventors who work at the company to engage in the creative, difficult and Adidas Superstar Dames resource-intensive endeavor of innovation.”In a statement to FN, a Nike spokesperson added, “Nike has a strong history of innovation and leadership in footwear design and development. We innovate to help athletes reach their potential, and we vigorously defend and enforce the intellectual property Nike Air Max 97 Womens that protects those innovations.”
Skechers told FN that it does not comment on pending Nike Internationalist Womens litigation.It marks the fourth lawsuit Nike has filed against the lifestyle-performance Adidas NMD Dames sneaker brand in recent years, the first of which was brought against Skechers by Nike subsidiary Converse Inc. in 2014. That five-year saga centered on the famous Chuck Taylor midsole Adidas ZX 750 Donne trademark. In a recent development on Oct. 9, a judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Skechers’ Twinkle Toes and Bobs product lines did not infringe on Converse’s Nike Air Vapormax Womens midsole trademark.The Beaverton, Ore.-based brand has also accused Skechers of copying its patented Free and Flyknit designs as well as its VaporMax and Air Max 270 sneakers. (Both lawsuits are Nike Air Vapormax Womens still pending in court.) In the latter suit, which was filed in late September, Nike claimed that Nike Air Max 270 DamesSkechers had made “Skecherized versions” of its shoes in an attempt to gain market share.
The legal battle between Converse Inc. and Skechers USA Inc. is back in the spotlight.On Adidas ZX Flux Dames Oct. 9, a judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission found that Skechers’ Twinkle Toes and Bobs product lines did not infringe on Converse’s Chuck Taylor midsole trademark.In Adidas ZX Flux Womens his ruling, chief administrative law judge Charles E. Bullock wrote that “there is no violation” of the trademark by any of Skechers’ styles because it “was not a valid mark at the time that [Nike Internationalist Dames Skechers] first began using the [trademark].” The initial decision will be followed up with a final determination Adidas ZX 750 Femme scheduled on Jan. 9.