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Adidas America, Inc. v. Skechers USA, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
890 F.3d 747 (2018)


Adidas America, Inc. (plaintiff) was an athletic-shoe and apparel manufacturer. Skechers USA, Inc. (defendant) was an athletic-shoe competitor. Adidas sued Skechers for infringement regarding two styles of Skechers shoes, alleging that one Skechers style, the “Onix,” infringed on the trade dress of Adidas’ “Stan Smith” shoe, and another Skechers shoe, the “Cross Court,” infringed on Adidas’ “Three-Stripe” trademark. The district court granted Adidas a preliminary injunction against Skechers as to both claims. Skechers appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Nguyen, J.)


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