Nuernberg District Court rejects injunction
On November 7, 2012 the Nuremberg District Court rejected Nike’s request for an
injunction to stop adidas making and selling its Primeknit shoe in Germany. We
welcome the decision made by the Court.
An injunction was previously granted to Nike without prior notice to adidas on
August 28, 2012. Back then, the Court did not have the opportunity to hear
adidas’ side of the story. Within days of adidas filing its case, the Court
ordered the injunction effect to be lifted, and has now set it aside altogether.
adidas vigorously denies it has infringed the patent, and has filed for
cancellation of the patent, with documents showing that the technology has been
known since the 1940s.
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