Adidas defended its trademark in court
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Adidas defended its trademark in court

The Moscow Arbitration Court prohibited the Alba Corporation, a manufacturer and seller of footwear (it sells products through the Alba network), from using the Adidas AG trademark - “three stripes”. RIA Novosti reports.

Thus, the court partially satisfied the Adidas lawsuit, which insisted that Alba Corporation LLC was not entitled to use the trademark registered by the German parent company in relation to shoes for sports and outdoor activities. Representatives of Adidas also noted that the sign has been known in Russia since 1978.

 Adidas demanded that the company pay a fine of 2,5 million rubles, but the court ruled that Alba Corporation LLC should pay only 250 thousand rubles of compensation. In court, representatives of Alba Corporation LLC noted that they did not violate Adidas rights, since they used the “three stripes” sign for classic casual shoes, in particular for ballet shoes, and was part of the ornament.

 Adidas tried to ban the use of the “three lanes” by a Russian company in April last year, but then the lawsuit was rejected. The court considered that there was no similarity to the degree of confusion between the Adidas trademark and the designation LLC Alba Corporation. The court decision was upheld by the court of appeal. However, in September 2010, the Federal Arbitration Court of the Moscow District sent Adidas a lawsuit for a new hearing. Founded in 1924, Adidas patented the “three stripes” in 1949. Three stripes are also used in Adidas logos.

The Moscow Arbitration Court prohibited the Alba Corporation, a manufacturer and seller of shoes (it sells products through the Alba network), from using the Adidas AG trademark - ...

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