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Puma Settles Artist’s Suit Over Using ‘Roar Mark’ on NBA Apparel

July 21, 2021, 3:49 PM

Puma North America Inc. reached a negotiated settlement with Brooklyn-based artist Christophe Roberts in a federal suit in Manhattan alleging infringement of his signature “Roar Mark.”

Roberts alleged Puma infringed his trademark by marketing its line of NBA products and “prominently using” the mark on shirts, jackets and sweatshirts.

The parties filed the stipulation for dismissal with prejudice Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The details of the agreement aren’t disclosed and counsel didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The mark is a graphic design of an upper and lower row of teeth, ...