Puma Sues Adidas Over Stan Smith Boost
Herzogenaurach neighbors adidas and Puma meet each other in court today. Puma sues adidas over two design exemplars registered by Puma. The lawsuit concerns the adidas Stan Smith Boost silhouette . The adidas Stan Smith Boost was released by adidas in 2016 blending the classic 70s Stan Smith tennis upper with a modern Boost sole.
According to German media, no representative of adidas wanted to comment on the lawsuit as it’s currently happening. Unlike patents, design exemplars are about the design of a product and therefore not always easy to define.
It’s not sure wether there will be a sentence today – we’ll keep you updated. In the worst case, adidas could have to withdraw the Stan Smith Boost from the market.
(via Stern.de; featured pic by dpa)