Adidas loses legal battle against Scalpers
The Spanish company Scalpers won the first round of an ongoing legal battle with the German giant Adidas – which complaint about the Spanish company grossly copying its iconic Stan Smith sneakers. A sentence of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid has determined the marketed and distributed footwear from the Spanish company are not a copy of Adidas’ model.
According to the judge, there are already similar models in the market and the Stan Smith line from Adidas “does not have a competitive uniqueness” that allows any evidence of imitation from Scalpers.
Furthermore, in the statement, the court decided to create a list of footwear that, in its point of view, copies as much the line from Adidas as Scalpers: Puma, Nike and Zara were on the list. “There are dozens of similar models on the market”, concluded the Chamber.