Asics Settles Suit Against Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana SpA of Italy settled a lawsuit by Asics Corp., which accused it of copying stripe designs on its footwear. U.S. District Judge Howard Matz in Los Angeles, dismissed the trademark-infringement action, citing a confidential settlement agreement between the D&G and Asics.


Asics sued D&G in September 2008 over claims it used a confusingly similar design on at least five footwear models to mislead consumers and trade on Asics' popularity. D&G allegedly copied an interlocking stripe motif used for 42 years on most Asics shoes.

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Asics Settles Suit Against Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana SpA of Italy settled a lawsuit by Asics Corp., which accused it of copying stripe designs on its footwear.

U.S. District Judge Howard Matz in Los Angeles, according to Bloomberg News, dismissed the trademark-infringement action last Friday, citing a confidential settlement agreement between the fashion house and Asics.

Dolce & Gabbana was sued in September over claims it used a confusingly similar design on at least five footwear models to mislead consumers and trade on Asics' popularity. D&G allegedly copied an interlocking stripe motif used for 42 years on most Asics shoes.

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