Campus restrained from selling Discovery footwear range following Puma copyright complaint
today Jan 24, 2020
Sportswear retailer Campus Activewear has been restrained from selling its 'Discovery' footwear line by the Delhi High Court, after German sportswear brand Puma accused the Indian brand of copying its designs.
Puma argued at the DHC that the soles of Campus’ Discover shoes looked exactly the same as its 'RSX-3D' running shoes and had been copied, ET Bureau reported. The DHC ruled to ban Campus from selling its Discover footwear line in a case hearing on January 9 and will hold another hearing to review the matter in May.
“We will continue to take action and enforce our global intellectual property rights wherever there is a case of copyright infringement,” Puma said in a statement, ET Bureau reported.
“It is directed that the defendant [Campus], its directors, agents, assigns in business, dealers, stockiest, distributors are restrained from manufacturing, trading, selling, supplying, marketing, offering for sale through online shopping portals, dealing in any other way with the impugned goods i.e., shoes under the sub-brand ‘Discovery’,” the DHC said, in its statement at the hearing.
Campus Activewear is part of Synergy Action Group, which retails its products through mainly third-party retailers across India. The brand also retails Campus footwear online through sellers on e-commerce platforms including Snapdeal and Flipkart.
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