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Adidas suing Forever 21 for violating trademark laws

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Examples of the similar imitations sold by Forever 21. Examples of the similar imitations sold by Forever 21.
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A legal battle is beginning between adidas and Forever 21 over a violation of trademark laws.

Adidas filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 on Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the Los Angeles based clothing company is violating trademark laws and making counterfeit products by using the signature 'Three-Strip Mark' from adidas.

Forever 21 is 'designing, sourcing, manufacturing, distributing, marketing, promoting, offering for sale, and/or selling apparel bearing identical and/or confusingly similar imitations of adidas's Three-Stripe Mark', the lawsuit says.

According to documents, adidas said Forever 21's 'merchandise is likely to cause confusion, deceive the public regarding its source, and dilute and tarnish the distinctive quality of adidas's Three-Stripe Mark.'

Adidas is asking the court to stop Forever 21 from distributing, marketing or selling clothing that is identical to their Three-Stripe Mark.

Adidas is also asking for Forever 21 to pay them monetary damages.

According to court documents, adidas is calling this a 'blatant disregard' for adidas' trademark registrations.

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