"3 Stripes and You're Out"

Adidas has filed a lawsuit over knock-offs of its distinctive Adidas 3-stripe design.  California athletic equipment retailer Big 5 Sporting Goods is one of the defendants, as is California shoe manufacturer World Industries.  Adidas is asking the Court to stop sales of the infringing sneakers, have them destroyed, and pay Adidas money damages.

Adidas has in recent years filed similar lawsuits against other retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which it said sold knock-off sneakers with two or four parallel stripes.