Adidas sues Marc Jacobs over 3-stripe design

In other news, happy birthday Marc Jacobs!

By Andrea Tim | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Adidas sues Marc
Photo:; Adidas

Marc Jacobs is being sued by Adidas for allegedly copying its 3-stripe trademark. The sportswear brand has pointed out that some of the pieces in Marc Jacobs' AW14 collection feature four downward stripes on the sleeves, similar to Adidas's iconic design.

"Marc Jacobs' use of confusingly similar imitations of Adidas's Three-Stripe Mark is likely to deceive, confuse and mislead purchasers and prospective purchasers into believing that the apparel sold by Marc Jacobs is manufactured by, authorised by, or in some manner associated with Adidas, which it is not," the lawsuit claims.

Marc Jacobs has not yet responded to the suit, but Adidas wants to put a stop to the production and selling of the offending apparel (although SS15 is the collection that is in store now). In other news, today is Marc's 52nd birthday. Not a great present.

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