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    Adidas stripes not a trademark, court rules
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    Next, I'll be told there's no Santa Claus! since I was a kid, I've seen ads for adidas as the brand with 3 stripes, orvwords to that effect. I suppose that the Nike swoosh may be similarly endangered?
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    Not really. It's their broadening of the three stripes concept that was rejected.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-e...-idUSKCN1TK0P7
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Adidas has failed in an attempt to broaden trademark protection for its three-stripes symbol in the European Union as rivals seek to muscle into the market for striped shoes and clothing.

    Adidas had tried to establish a wider trademark for “three parallel equidistant stripes of equal width applied to the product in whichever direction”.
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