Controversial designer Jeremy Scott has been named in a lawsuit filed by Adidas in the Florida Southern District Court against a number of domains including jeremysscottadidas.co.uk. The LA based designer’s collaborations with the sports giant have been a favourite with the usual ‘yoof’ trendsetters Cara Delevingne, Rihanna and Rita Ora (yawn) and counterfeit sellers soon jumped on the bandwagon.
Adidas’ lawsuit against over 1000 domains is attempting to put a stop to the copies. Adidas allege that these domains are selling goods that infringe its trademarks. They are seeking injunctive relief, ownership of the domains, and damages.
Scott of course, is no stranger to copycats, having copied most of his A/W 2013 collection from Jimbo Phillips, the artist that designed some of the most iconic and well-known Santa Cruz skateboard graphics. Philips, if you recall, took to his facebook page to communicate his surprise at Scott’s collection last February, as he hadn’t collaborated or indeed signed a licensing agreement allowing Scott to use his designs. We didn’t hear any more on this case (we’re guessing a handsome settlement was agreed) but now Scott finds himself on the other side with his designs for Adidas being copied.
How does it feel on the other side Jeremy?