Puma Sues Forever 21 Over CopyCat Rihanna Shoe Designs
Puma Sues Forever 21 Over Copycat Rihanna Shoe Designs
Late last week in Los Angeles, Puma filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 alleging that the fast fashion retailer infringed on patents, trade dress, and copyrights. According to the suit, three of Forever 21's footwear offerings are lookalikes from Rihanna's Fenty x Puma line and "trade upon the substantial goodwill of Puma, Rihanna, and the Fenty shoes."
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The documents claim that The Creeper, Bow Slide, and Fur Slide styles are "confusingly similar" to Forever 21's products adding that the "use of strikingly similar shoes has not gone unnoticed. The media and consumers alike have commented on the substantial similarities between Puma's Fenty