Kilpatrick nets $300m win for Adidas
Kilpatrick Stockton has scored a $304m (£153.9m) victory for sports goods manufacturer Adidas earlier this week (5 May), writes The American Lawyer, in what the US law firm says could be the largest trademark verdict in US history. Adidas sued retailer Payless ShoeSource in 2001 in federal district court in Portland for selling imitation footwear that looked like Adidas' three-stripe shoes. Following a 15-day trial, a nine-person jury took two days to decide that Payless had violated Adidas' trademarks.
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