MIAMI — Shoe companies are suing defendants identified as The Individuals, Partnerships and Unincoporated Associations Identified on Schedule "A," citing alleged unfair competition.
Adidas AG, Adidas International Marketing B.V., Adidas America Inc., Reebok International Limited, Reebok International Ltd. and Sports Licensed Division of the Adidas Group LLC filed a complaint on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the defendants, alleging that they sell counterfeit copies of the plaintiffs' goods.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages including lost profits. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible for allegedly using domain names to sell confusingly similar products that bear the plaintiffs' trademarks.
The plaintiffs seek to enjoin the defendants from further infringing the plaintiffs' trademarks, damages and profits derived from the illegal acts, statutory damages in the amount of $2 million per each counterfeit trademark used, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief this court deems just. They are represented by Stephen M. Gaffigan, Virgilio Gigante and T. Raquel Rodriguez-Albizu of Stephen M. Gaffigan, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-62572-KMW