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)