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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.

Since the founding of our company we have been a leader in innovation and design, continuously developing and launching innovative products to help athletes of all skill levels to achieve their personal best.