A German court has rejected adidas's petition to stop PUMA from producing its line of NRGY sneakers that rival the Three Stripes' BOOST shoes. adidas filed an injunction for PUMA to stop selling the footwear, but the request was officially denied this week.
PUMA launched its NRGY line back in 2014, after partnering with Huntsman Corp. Before that, however, the brand was working with BASF, the same company that developed adidas's BOOST technology. adidas's BOOST line debuted in 2013, after the brand struck an exclusive deal with BASF in 2011.
During the injunction process, PUMA is said to have held back from launching new versions of NRGY kicks, but now that the verdict has been delivered in their favor, they will in turn proceed with promoting new models more aggressively - so stay tuned.