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Nike on Hook for Trademark Damages for ‘Cool Compression’ Use (1)

Nov. 1, 2021, 7:13 PMUpdated: Nov. 1, 2021, 8:26 PM

Nike Inc. was ordered by a Pennsylvania federal court to pay $500,000 in damages for infringing on Lontex Corp.'s “cool compression” trademark.

Nike’s use of the words on its retail apparel s was likely to be confused with Lontex’s “cool compression” trademark, which Lontex also used on clothing, the jury found.

Nike was also found to be liable for contributory infringement of the mark by companies that sold Nike’s infringing clothing. The court Oct. 29 entered a judgment of $507,000 in favor of Lontex, a Pennsylvania-based sportswear company, following the jury’s verdict.

Lontex now is waiting for the U.S. District ...