Footwear Brands Enter New Trademark Lawsuit

Following a judge's ruling in favor of Skechers last year in the Converse vs. Skechers lawsuit, Nike have filed yet another trademark lawsuit. The 14-page lawsuit includes infringement claims for Skechers styles, Burst, Women’s Flex Appeal, Men’s Flex Advantage, Girl’s Skech Appeal and Boy’s Flex Advantage, as well as all resemblances to Nike designs regardless of model name.

Nike has also put forward consumer publication reviews that have highlighted design similarities.

In 2014, Nike-owned Converse claimed its Chuck Taylor brand had been infringed upon, however an administratie trade judge ruled last year it was not.

Additionally, Adidas has sued Skechers for its Onix design, claiming the shoe mimics the Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneaker.

No court date has been set for the Nike lawsuit.