January 10, 2022
Lululemon asked a Manhattan federal court on Friday to sue in an intellectual property dispute over Peloton’s clothing line, arguing that Peloton improperly ran to court to deal with it. Lululemon’s alleged violations in Los Angeles.
The Canadian sportswear maker said Peloton used the extra time it was given to respond to a cease-and-desist letter to file the lawsuit, which “serves only one purpose – to deprive the right to choose a venue.” by Lululemon.”
Lululemon said it offered Peloton-branded clothing from 2016 until Peloton started its own clothing line last year. It told Peloton in November that its bras and leggings infringed Lululemon’s design patents and trademark rights.
Lululemon allegedly warned Peloton that it would sue if Peloton did not stop the violation by November 19 but extended the response deadline to November 24 at Peloton’s request. New York City-based Peloton sued in Manhattan that day, asking the court to rule that its bras and leggings were not infringing and that Lululemon’s designs were not protected by copyright. intellectual property.
Lululemon sued for the violation in Los Angeles five days later.
Lululemon said Peloton’s attorneys were “misleading Lululemon’s attorneys so Peloton could choose his preferred location.”
It asked the Manhattan court to dismiss Peloton’s case because of its “predictive nature” and the company’s “misleading pre-litigation correspondence.”
Lululemon, Peloton and their attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Where is Peloton Interactive Inc v. Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 1:21-cv-10071.
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