Air Force 1S Trade Mark Case Backed by US Supreme Court

Air Force 1S Trade Mark Case Backed by US Supreme Court
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The US Supreme Court has upheld the trade mark owner’s right for counter claims being made. A dispute arose when Nike released the new Nike Air Force range in New York, was claimed to be a copy of a shoe already made with the same style as the current Air Force shoe. A company named Already counter-sued and attempted to cancel the trade mark by suggesting that their shoe looked nothing like the Nike shoe.

Eventually, Nike withdrew the suit, and suggested that they were not going to sue over Already’s current footwear designs. But despite this, Already continued their counterclaims and after Nike asked for them to dismiss them, the court eventually agreed with Nike.

The US Supreme Court suggested that there was no longer any case for controversy between the two companies. The Court of Appeals also agreed on this solution. So there’ll be no more immediate issues, but if trademark infringements continue, who knows?