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Swedish clothing manufacturer H&M sued the German company Adidas logo with the image of two stripes. It is reported by the Dutch edition of Business Insider.
The hearing took place on 28 January in the Hague. The court ruled that H&M is permitted to sell clothing inscribed with two lines, because their proportions differ from the brand three stripes on the Adidas things.
It is noted that the legal proceedings between the two companies lasted for 23 years. Representatives of Adidas said that the design of the vertical lines on clothing for fitness, H&M resembles the “three-band” signature, which is historically associated with the German sports brand. The company felt that this similarity could cause confusion among buyers. Adidas conducted a survey showed that 24 percent of consumers do confuse the two clothing manufacturers.
In January 2020 the youngest billionaire in the world Kylie Jenner and her sister Kendall was accused of plagiarism of underwear design. The German company Klauber Bros, founded in 1859, has filed a lawsuit against Jenner sisters because they copied them lace pattern without permission. According to the manufacturer, we are talking about shorts and silk combination of the brand, Kendall&Kylie. The company demanded to stop selling the above kits.
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