Nike Inc. has taken legal action against Lululemon Athletica Inc. claiming that the Canadian athletic apparel company has infringed upon three of its patents related to its flyknit technology. The footwear products in question include Blissfeel, Chargefeel Low, Chargefeel Mid and Strongfeel. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Nike claims that Lululemon's use of its patented technology has resulted in economic harm and irreparable injury.
The three patents at issue pertain to the textile and other elements of footwear, including one that addresses how the footwear will perform when force is applied. Nike is seeking unspecified damages from Lululemon for the alleged patent infringement. Lululemon has yet to respond to the lawsuit.
This lawsuit marks another high-profile legal battle in the competitive athletic apparel industry. With its flyknit technology, Nike has established a strong reputation for innovation and performance, making the infringement of its patents a significant issue. Nike's legal action against Lululemon serves as a reminder that companies must be cautious and vigilant in protecting their intellectual property, particularly in such a competitive and rapidly evolving market. For the latest information on Nike and to stay up to date with the latest drops, connect with us on Instagram and Twitter.
Images via @SneakerLegal