ASICS wins patent case against Chinese brand

ASICS recently scored a court victory against a Chinese brand that was attempting to use branding that drew more than a passing resemblance to ASCIS’s striped logo. The decision, rendered by the China National Intellectual Property Administration’s (CNIPA) Reexamination and invalidation Department invalidated a patent held by Qiaodan Sports Co. Ltd, was in conflict with ASICS’ pre-existing rights. The crux of the legal kerfuffle is a 2015 design patent awarded to Qiaodan Sports in April of that year for the visual ornamental attributes of one its sneakers, which included a…

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August 6, 2020 NBA Recap

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Damian LillardPOR @ DEN 45 4 12   11-18 3-pt James HardenHOU vs. LAL 39 8 12   5-10 3-pt B. BogdanovićSAC vs. NOP 35 4 3   6-9 3-pt Khris MiddletonMIL vs. MIA 33 6 8   5-6 3-pt De’Aaron FoxSAC vs. NOP 30 3 10   3 stl K. PorziņģisDAL vs. LAC 30 9 5 Michael Porter Jr.DEN vs. POR 27 12 2   2 stl Gary Trent Jr.POR @ DEN 27 3 4   7-10 3-pt Ivica ZubacLAC @ DAL 21 15 1   10-10 fg G. AntetokounmpoMIL…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers

Police in Queens, NY are seeking a group of males that allegedly stabbed a teenager and robbed him of his sneakers. According to law enforcement, at around 10:30 pm on July 15, the 19-year-old victim arranged via Snapchat with a user named “Kenziedaghost” to meet to sell a pair of Yeezys. Police said that upon arrival at the agreed upon location, 48-06 46th Street in Woodside, the victim was surrounded by seven young men, one of which proceeded to punch and stab him in the back. The victim was forcibly…

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Recycled materials come on this Nike Air Force 1 Low

This Nike Air Force One is part of the brand’s “Move to Zero” initiative, which is their comprehensive sustainability plan which aim is to power facilities with 100% renewable energy and to run with net-zero carbon emissions. It sports an iron grey upper composed of recycled fabrics. White leather Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides. Volt branding shows up on the tongue label and rear heel overlay. The aforementioned upper sits atop a white speckled midsole and grey speckled rubber outsole. The release of this Air Force 1 Low…

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Both Union x Air Jordan 4 are officially unveiled

After their very well-received Air Jordan 1s in 2018, Union is now getting a crack at the Air Jordan 4. Like the 2018 collaboration, this will consist of a pair of colorways- an “Off-White/Brigade Blue-Dark Smoke Grey-Light Fusion Red” and a “Guava Ice/Light Bone-Brigade Blue-Light Fusion Red.” Both sneakers are built of a mix of suede and mesh. The suede was inspired by the thick and plush suedes found on Birkenstock sandals, while the mesh from old kicks of the 1980’s. The tongues are stitched and can be removed to…

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Initial Images of the Notre x Nike Dunk High

Nike and Chicago-based sneaker boutique Notre have joined forces to birth a pair of Dunk Highs- a “Pearl White/Blue Void-Grand Purple” and “Light Orewood Brown/Light Orewood Brown-White”. Both aesthetics sport leather uppers overlaid by shaggy suede, leather inners as well as dual branding on the tongues. Both of the Notre x Nike Dunk High are slated to release sometime during this upcoming holiday season at nike.com and select retail venues. Each pair will carry a $150 USD sticker price. Notre x Nike Dunk High Pearl White/Blue Void-Grand Purple $150 Holiday…

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This KD 13 is part of the brand’s upcoming “Peace, Love and Basketball” series. Black is the foundation for the upper of which is covered in flowers, peace symbols and basketball symbology. Transparent Swooshes, and smiley face and “LOVE”patches along with a period-specific KD logo on the heel completes the upper. The aforementioned upper sits atop a white midsole and white rubber outsole rounds out the aesthetic. The ”Peace Day” Nike KD 13 is scheduled to release sometime in September 2020 at nike.com and select retail venues; they will carry…

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“Laser Orange” Air Jordan 3 WMNS: Official Images

The “Laser Orange” is a new colorway of the Air Jordan 3 that is just for the ladies that is slated to make its retail debut later this summer. It sports a white leather upper with cement overlays at the toe and wrapping the heel. Laser orange shows up on the lower eyelets, tongue Jumpman and inner, with Jumpman branding on the heel closing out the upper. The aforementioned upper sits atop a white and laser orange midsole and a cement grey, white and later orange outsole. Air Jordan 3…

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Texas Tech breaks off Marlene Stollings

From Shanna McCarriston and Chris Bengel of cbssports.com : Texas Tech has fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings following allegations of abuse and creating a toxic team environment within the program. According to USA Today, Athletic director Kirby Hocutt told the players in a text message that the change was going to be made. “Good evening, I have really appreciated your trust in our conversation these past two days,” Hocutt said in the text message. “I wanted to let y’all know we have decided to terminate Marlene as our head coach,”…

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NBL21 Free Agency Analysis- Perth signs Kevin White

From nbl.com.au : With free agency underway, NBL Media’s Liam Santamaria is taking a look at each and every signing and breaking down what it all means ahead of #NBL21. SIGNING SNAPSHOT: KEVIN WHITE TO THE PERTH WILDCATS Signed by: Perth Wildcats The deal: One year Age: 33 2019-20 team: Adelaide 36ers 2019-20 stats (per game): 1.7 points, 1.2 assists, 42.9 FG%, 44.4 3P% 100.0 FT% (3/3) Projected role: Back-up point guard. Quote: “Kevie’s a tough defender, hard-nosed and, while nobody can replace Damo, we want to fill some of…

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