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Skechers settles trademark fight with Brooks Running over ‘5’ logo

September 16, 2022

Skechers and Brooks have settled a trademark infringement lawsuit.

Skechers on Friday filed a notice of dismissal of the suit, which had alleged that Brooks Sports used a number “5″ mark on its shoes that was “confusingly similar” to Skechers’ “S” mark it generally uses on its sneakers.

A Brooks spokesperson confirmed the suit was settled amicably. Skechers did not return FN’s request for comment

The initial lawsuit was filed in June in a court in the Central District of California. In addition to the “5” mark, Skechers also took issue with the placement of Brooks’ mark — located on the top of the sneaker tongue and away from other designs — and said it was similar to the way Skechers displays its “S” mark. FN