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New Balance suing Karl Lagerfeld over shoe design

New Balance suing Karl Lagerfeld over shoe design

The German designer steps on the wrong feet

Image: New Balance
Image: Karl Lagerfeld

The head of Chanel is being sued by New Balance after a lawsuit was obtained by American website 'TMZ', which showed details of the complaint made by the sportswear brand

On Wednesday, a New Balance spokeswoman said that a lawsuit had been filed "against Karl Lagerfeld to protect our intellectual property rights related to our iconic Lifestyle footwear designs. Although we cannot comment on the specifics of the case, we believe it is vital to actively and vigorously defend our brand."

New Balance claims that Lagerfeld has used a block capital "K" in place of its famous "N" logo on the new style of the $370 trainers from his eponymous line.