New York City Nike has sued Wal-Mart Stores, claiming the discount retailer is selling athletic shoes that infringe on its design patents, according to a Reuters report.
Nike claims Wal-Mart is selling shoes that infringe on its Shox line, which is designed with what looks like springs in the heels.
"Wal-Mart knowingly and intentionally sold and continues to sell the infringing shoes as simulations of Nike shoes," the Nike complaint states.
Nike is seeking an order to bar Wal-Mart from selling items that infringe on its patents and "damages adequate to compensate Nike for the patent infringement that has occurred."
The complaint was filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.