(Vancouver) Lulu Lemon Athletica has filed a lawsuit against exercise equipment company Peloton Interactive over patent infringement claims.
In court documents, Vancouver-based sportswear retailer Peloton claimed he was selling “fake” Lululemon bras and leggings in violation of several design patents.
The lawsuit was filed in US court on Monday after Peloton concluded a co-branding deal with Lulu Lemon earlier this year and launched its own private label clothing brand Peloton Apparel in September.
Lululemon alleges that Peloton sells products that mimic the best-selling styles of many retailers, including a pair of workout pants and the famous Strappy sports bra.
The company clarified in court documents that it had in fact sent a letter of retirement and cessation to Pelot, explaining its concerns about the “actual misuse” of the goods belonging to the exercise equipment manufacturer.
Peloton requested an extension to respond to the allegations, but Lululemon said he used the time to “secretly prepare their own complaint and pursue the lawsuit, which Lulemon threatened most clearly.”
Last week, Peloton filed a lawsuit against Lulu Lemon, asking the U.S. Federal Court to rule that he did not infringe on Lule Lemon’s patents.