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New Balance Sues Karl Lagerfeld

The athletic brand claims Karl Lagerfeld’s new sneaker logo is similar to its own aesthetic. 

LONDON — New Balance filed a suit earlier today against Karl Lagerfeld.
 
The "K" logo on this season's Karl Lagerfield sneaker sparked the lawsuit. The sneaker brand claims it is similar to the New Balance 620 and the label's aesthetic, a design they have used since the 1970s.

“On June 3, 2014, New Balance filed a lawsuit against Karl Lagerfeld to protect our intellectual property rights related to our iconic lifestyle footwear designs," a spokesperson for New Balance said. "Although we cannot comment on the specifics of the case, we believe it is vital to actively and vigorously defend our brand.”