Adidas Loses Latest Round in Patent Suit Against Skeckers

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Adidas has been handed an unfavorable ruling in the patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Skechers, alleging that its fellow footwear brandwillfully infringed two patents related to adidas' Springblade design – a four-year-old design whose midsole includes blades are meant to help propel runners forward – with its similar "Mega Flex" shoe.

In refusing to grant adidas’ request for a preliminary injunction this week, Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, a federal court in Portland, held that Skechers did not willfully infringe adidas’ patents with its own "Mega Blade" design and that it is not facing harm that gives rise to the need for such a remedy.

According to Judge Simon, "Adidas's evidence of irreparable injury is too conclusory and speculative," and the company "fails to make a persuasive showing that the Mega Blade shoe has had an appreciable adverse effect on the Springblade shoe.”

Additionally, Judge Simon “put the case on hold so the U.S. Patent and Trial Appeals Board ("PTAB")  could consider related issues,” per Reuters. Currently pending before the PTAB are two Inter Partes Review proceedings, in which Skechers is challenging the validity of patent claims of two existing adidas patents for the Springblade design based on existing patents and printed publications. 

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BELLA HADID BRINGS BACK A CLASSIC NIKE SNEAKER FROM THE 70’S

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Bella Hadid stars in Nike Cortez advertising campaign

Bella Hadid stars in Nike ‘Cortez’ advertising campaign

After being announced as a Nike spokesmodel last year, Bella Hadid is back for a new campaign from the sneaker brand. The 20-year-old beauty appears in a photoshoot spotlighting its classic ‘Cortez’ style. Famously worn by Farrah Fawcett in a behind the scenes image from ‘Charlie’s Angels’ in the 1970’s, Bella looks retro glam in the advertisements.

She even rides a skateboard as she wears a red sports bra and flared denim pants. The ‘Cortez’ celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and to coincide with this special date, Nike unveiled a premium red, white and blue style. Set to debut on June 1st for $90, you can shop the campaign style as well as new colorways throughout the summer.


BELLA HADID – NIKE CORTEZ – 2017 CAMPAIGN

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Shop the Nike ‘Cortez’ Sneaker at Nordstrom:

Nike Classic Cortez Sneaker $70.00Nike Classic Cortez Sneaker $70.00
Stand out from the crowd in a white sneaker featuring gold accents, it’s so fresh!


Nike Cortez Ultra Moire Sneaker $100.00Nike Cortez Ultra Moire Sneaker $100.00
Black is always a classic that can go with any outfit.

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GUCCI BAMBOO CHERRY PUMPS

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Cherries on your pumps? Yes please! But there is more going on than that…

The Gucci Bamboo Cherry Pumps are crafted with the House’s iconic bamboo on the heels – such a fabulous addition can only be made by this Italian designer brand. The defining feature is on the toe, which is embellished with two three-dimensional cherries with encrusted crystals (Shine on!).

While the shape of the pumps are beautiful and the shoes itself comfortable, a heart motif can be found at the insole, sewn directly into the leather.

It’s never wrong to invest in shoes and especially timeless-pairs. So get these, available in two different color; black and light blue, priced at $1100 USD, €890 euro, £725 GBP via Gucci boutiques.

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CELINE BABOUCHE CUT OUT MULE PUMPS

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At Celine, fashion is just a bit different. You will not find the same style of earrings, bags or shoes like the other stores carries. Here, let me explain what that means…

Take for example the Celine Babouche Cut Out Mule Pumps. Besides the long heels, the shape of these shoes is unique. Just as the name describes it; the center is crafted with a ‘Cut Out’ effect. And the top is finished with an extra suede-layer for the ankle.

Elegant, chic and minimal is what Celine is all about. Wearing these will you make look like the next modern woman. They’re perfect for casual-chic as well as formal events.

Made with Suede (Goatskin) for the ultimate comfort, these pair is priced at $780 USD, €560 euro, £500 GBP, $1100 SGD, $6200 HKD, ¥91000 JPY via Celine boutiques.

So what do you think?

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Gucci’s Princetown Slides

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A Comparative Guide to the Designer Shoe Market’s Current Classics

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