LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In-N-Out Burger is suing Puma over its newest sneakers, according to The Takeout.
The burger chain is claiming Puma's "California Drive Thru" sneakers are too similar to its trademark.
The Takeout reports, Puma didn’t explicitly state they were In-N-Out sneakers, but some retailers mistakenly labeled them a collaboration between the two brands.
Sneakers and Burgers!— AFEW STORE (@AFEWSTORE) February 15, 2019
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In-N-Out had nothing to do the sneakers.
On March 8 the company filed a trademark-infringement suit alleging Puma used its trade marks and trade dress (recognizable visual characteristics) without permission.