The case, first reported by Quartz, alleges that Adidas, the maker of the iconic Jordan sneakers, infringed on copyright claims by using images and trademarks of Nike, Adidas Originals, and other companies without permission.
The suit claims that Nike’s trademark “Nike” has been used to market sneakers without permission from the trademark owner.
The case has been referred to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is expected to rule soon.
The trademark owners also claim that Adidas infringed the trademark “Dot Dot” on the logo of the Jordan Brand in a 2012 ad campaign that was posted online.
Adidas did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.
The lawsuit was filed in September of 2017, just a few months after Nike announced that it would begin using a new logo for the Jordan brand.
Adidas initially said that it had no intention of changing the logo, but it was subsequently revealed that the company had used a photograph from a design contest that had been published online.
The photograph showed a stylized silhouette of a Nike Air Jordan IV.
The logo was later changed to “Jordan” and removed from the campaign.
Adidas has been sued over several other trademark infringement cases over the years.
Last year, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a ruling that found that the Nike logo is “one of the most well-known, commonly used and recognizable logos in the world,” and that Nike was using it for “a wide range of legitimate commercial purposes.”
The ruling also noted that the logo is used in a number of other brands, including a number for the iPhone.
In 2016, Nike said that they had filed an infringement claim against the USPTO, but that it has not yet received a response.
Advisers for Nike, which makes the sneakers, did not respond to a request for more information.