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December 8, 2022

The Trademark Lawyer

By: Alesha M. Dominique

After severing its wildly successful Adidas Yeezy partnership with artist and rapper Ye, formerly known as “Kanye West,” Adidas announced that it will no longer produce Yeezy branded products, including the popular Adidas Yeezy sneakers.  Adidas has expressly stated that it will, however, continue to produce and sell sneakers based on existing Yeezy designs without the Yeezy trademarks.” 

In a new article for The Trademark Lawyer, Stroock Partner and Head of the Trademark Practice Alesha M. Dominique explores the concept of “expressive works,” asking the question [whether] “existing Adidas Yeezy sneakers be customized, or new designs, with the look and feel of the existing Adidas Yeezy sneakers, be created without running afoul of Adidas’s intellectual property (IP) rights?”.

Read the full article here.

December 8, 2022

The Trademark Lawyer

By: Alesha M. Dominique

After severing its wildly successful Adidas Yeezy partnership with artist and rapper Ye, formerly known as “Kanye West,” Adidas announced that it will no longer produce Yeezy branded products, including the popular Adidas Yeezy sneakers.  Adidas has expressly stated that it will, however, continue to produce and sell sneakers based on existing Yeezy designs without the Yeezy trademarks.” 

In a new article for The Trademark Lawyer, Stroock Partner and Head of the Trademark Practice Alesha M. Dominique explores the concept of “expressive works,” asking the question [whether] “existing Adidas Yeezy sneakers be customized, or new designs, with the look and feel of the existing Adidas Yeezy sneakers, be created without running afoul of Adidas’s intellectual property (IP) rights?”.

Read the full article here.

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