Sketchers, adidas Go Toe to Toe Over Shoe Design

Sketchers created two shoes, Onix and Cross Court, that adidas claims mimics their popular Stan Smith and uses the adidas Three-Stripe trademark. The Ninth Circuit Court found consumers would likely confuse Onix for Stan Smith thus causing irreparable harm to adidas. They overturned a district court’s ruling on Cross Court due to the absence of irreparable harm. Read more about this trademark and trade dress claim.