In-N-Out sues Puma over ‘California Drive Thru’ sneakers


Beloved burger chain In-N-Out is suing Puma for trademark infringement over the company’s new “California-Drive Thru” sneaker line, People reports. 

The sneaker brand unveiled a new collaboration with designer Mike Cherman and In-N-Out isn’t pleased. 

The burger joint claims the company ripped off their palm tree logo, that’s federally registered, and even incorporated the red and yellow colors associated with the brand. 

Executive Vice President of In-N-Out, Arnie Wensinger told NBC4 in a statement, “By using In-N-Out’s designs and trade dress, Puma and Cherman intentionally confused consumers for their own benefit and have also created the impression that our marks and unique trade dress are available for public use.” 

The company further alleges that Puma is marketing its shoes directly to its customers by using food products primarily served at In-N-Out restaurants.  

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