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In 2015 Adidas filed suit against Skechers for a Stan Smith knock-off. The judged ruled for Adidas because he could not tell the difference and, therefore, noted "consumer confusion" as an issue, which Skechers must have known considering that they were using "stan smith" on that product's web page. Skechers was ordered to stop making/selling the shoe. Skechers is appealing, but noted that the sales for this shoe were "insignificant."

Sneaker wars have been going on for years. Nike is suing Skechers over their Flynit style. It seems that most think that knocking off popular designs is part of Skechers MO. Often the trend is over by the time the lawsuit ends. Until Skechers gets it hard with damages, rather than just the cease selling, I think it'll be a continuing thing.

cautiousone
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