Vans is suing Primark for trademark infringement

Print this page 02-01-2019
IP10177 "Vans and parent company VF Corp is suing Primark for allegedly copying the design of two of its iconic skateboard trainers. Vans claims Primark has been selling "intentional copies" of the trainers since 2017, and had thought the matter was settled last January after asking them to stop. However, Vans soon discovered that the high street retailer was still selling the products in the US.


Vans said that it has been using the trademarked side stripe since the Seventies. The lawsuit alleges trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising, and was filed in a New York federal court earlier this month."


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