A few months after adidas made similar claims, Skechers is sued for trademark infringement.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
A few months after adidas made similar claims, Skechers is being sued for trademark infringement by Nike.
Nike is alleging Skechers ripped off eight of their designs.
The "overall appearance of the designs of the Nike patents and the corresponding designs of Skechers' infringing shoes are substantially the same," Nike said in the lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Portland.
Nike wants a judge to order Skechers to stop selling the allegedly infringing products. It also seeks additional remedies, including the profits from sales of the products.
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Between its misleading marketing campaigns (like the one for Shape Ups) and repeated accusations of unoriginality, Skechers has had a rough decade.