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In the current Adidas war on stripes, a Kansas shoe company were fined by a federal jury for trademark violation of the adidas three-stripe design. Adidas AG earlier this week won a $305 million award from a federal jury in Oregon for trademark violation of its three-stripe design by the company that operates the Payless and Stride Rite shoe-store chains. The verdict is unusually high for a trademark case, lawyers say.

"It is very satisfying for the three stripes to be recognized as a strong trademark after the court heard detailed evidence over more than three weeks," an Adidas spokeswoman said in an email. The German company is the world's second-largest sporting-goods maker by sales after Nike Inc.

Dundee unveiled their new 08/09 home kit and announched a new shirt sponsorship deal with good old Bukta.

Dundee unveiled their new 08/09 home kit and announched a new shirt sponsorship deal with good old Bukta.

The sponsorship deal with Bukta is for a substantial amount and the sportswear company, who were already the Club's kit manufacturer will have their name on the front of the shirts - Mickael is pictured wearing the new home kit - the shirt is almost completely dark blue, with just a little white piping and the sponsors logo. Dundee Football Club, founded in 1893, are a football team based in the city of Dundee, Scotland. They are nicknamed The Dee or The Dark Blues.

Hartlepool United launched a kit vote for the 08/09 season away kit made by Nike.

Hartlepool United launched a kit vote for the 08/09 season away kit made by Nike. The Club will be introducing a new kit for the Centenary Season to replace the yellow and green kit and they are giving the supporters, the chance to choose their favourite.

At the awards ceremony on Tuesday night, fans were given their first glimpse of the three kits which have been chosen by the Club to be put to the vote.

Northampton Town unveiled their new away kit for the 2008/2009 season, modelled by Danny Jackman

Northampton Town unveiled their new away kit for the 2008/2009 season, modelled by Danny Jackman. The kit, which sees the Cobblers revert back to black for a change kit after the popularity of the 2005/2006 away strip, is once again manufactured by Vandanel.

Northampton Town was founded in 1897 after meetings between the town’s schoolteachers and local solicitor A.J. Darnell. At the time schoolboy football was strong in the county due in part to the enthusiasm of the local teachers. They were however dissatisfied with the current arrangement of arranged friendlies between schools preferring to teach the boys through practical examples and they felt this could be done by forming a town team.

At the same time A.J. Darnell travelled to Leicester with the local Rugby team and whilst there witnessed an exhibition football match between Leicester Fosse and Notts County. This gave him the desire to start his own club in Northampton.

middlesbrough have unveiled their new home kit for 08-09 made by Errea, as chosen by the club's supporters.

Middlesbrough have unveiled their new home kit for 08-09 made by Errea, as chosen by the club's supporters. With a shirt featuring the iconic white chestband, the new strip - both the shorts and socks are red -will go on sale exclusively to Season Card holders from 8am on Thursday May 8, in good time for the summer holidays. The strip will be worn by the team for the first time in the season's final match, at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

The shirt - featuring an innovative new swoosh to the popular chestband - was chosen by Boro supporters who took part in a fans' poll. All sizes of kit will be available from 8am on Thursday from both MFC Retail stores, at the Riverside Stadium and in Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough. It will be available only to 2007-08 season card holders on Thursday and Friday when both stores will be open from 8am to 8pm.

 QPR new Crest

After Portsmouth's new crest, QPR FC also unveiled a new Club crest, marking the start of a new era. Officially launched Sunday 4th May 2008, the new logo signifies the Club's determination to embrace a new chapter and identity at Loftus Road.

The new Crest combines elements of the Club's heritage and was designed to encapsulate the past, present and future, with the famous Hoops being re-integrated into the official identity. R's legends from yesteryear joined QPR's current squad and children from the Club's Centre of Excellence on the pitch ahead of kick-off against West Bromwich Albion to unveil the new crest.

Flavio Briatore, Chairman of QPR Holdings Ltd, said: "This is a significant day for Queens Park Rangers Football Club and it was important for the fans to see the new crest first.

"It represents another huge forward step in our aim to re-launch the Club into a global brand - anchored in W12, but giving it a vision for the future.

"I am delighted with the design of the new crest, which maintains the Queens Park Rangers tradition of blue and white hoops. I know how important it is to the fans that the hoops remain, and that was always going to be the case."

Briatore explained the rationale behind the new crest, adding: "This is a period of huge transformation at QPR.

"This new crest is stylish, thrilling and authentic and signifies the start of what we hope will become the most successful period in the Club's history."

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Scunthorpe united have launched a brand new 3rd shirt for the 08-09 season made by Carlotti

Scunthorpe united have launched a brand new 3rd shirt for the 08-09 season made by Carlotti. Blue is the colour as United look for an instant return to the Championship.

The shirt sports a striped vertical design featuring two shades of one of the clubs primary colours. Rainham Steel remain proud sponsors of the shirt.

Tottenham Hotspur launched their new Home, away and 3rd  kits for the 08/09 season made by puma

Tottenham Hotspur launched their new Home, away and 3rd kits for the 08/09 season made by puma. at 9.30pm the players unveiled the new kit at a special unveil event taking place in central London. The new kits were modelled by three of the squad’s senior players, Robbie Keane, Jermaine Jenas and Jonathan Woodgate. The trio were also joined by some of the Club’s brightest young talent - Troy Archibald-Henville, Danny Rose and Tomas Pekhart. 

The new Home kit will be launched and available to purchase in store on Saturday, May 10, 2008. The Away and Third kits will be available to pre-order from May 7, 2008.

The home shirt marks a return to the traditional colours with a white shirt, dark blue shorts and blue and white hooped socks. The authentic home shirt itself features a revolutionary double layer construction. The inner layer is especially designed to lift moisture away from the skin. The second layer then transports the moisture to the outside of the shirt to effectively keep the player cool and dry. PUMA’s unique ‘Kold Fusion’ technology is used to join the anatomically shaped panels together to create a stitch-less football shirt.

Schalke 04 unveiled their new 08/10 home shirt made by adidas The new home kit will be used for the next two seasons.

Schalke 04 unveiled their new 08/10 home shirt made by adidas The new home kit will be used for the next two seasons. The club was founded on May 4, 1904 as Westfalia Schalke by a group of high school students and first wore the colors red and yellow. In 1924, the football team parted ways with the gymnasts once again – this time taking the club chairman along with them. They took the name FC Schalke 04 and adopted the now familiar blue and white uniforms from which their second nickname would derive – "Die Königsblauen" (The Royal Blues).

The new home shirt will be first worn at the home match against Eintracht Frankfurt. The fans can enjoy this kit the day before. On Friday (9.5.) Launched at the S04 shop on the club grounds and available at the online store. For supporters of the royal blue adidas has done something very special. This is the first time the words "Schalke 04" appear at the front of the collar. And in the neck band, anyone can read about what the institution motto is :"EIN LEBEN LANG, BLAU UND WEISS EIN LEBEN LANG" which means something like : "A MY LIFE, BLUE AND WHITE ALL MY LIFE." And the counterfeiting increased security, the security hologram. And finally, of course, the embroidered logos of FC Schalke 04 and adidas.

The German Bundesliga team, Arminia Bielefeld and their sports equipment manufacturer, Saller have agreed on the extension of their current contract

The German Bundesliga team, Arminia Bielefeld and their sports equipment manufacturer, Saller have agreed on the extension of their current contract. Saller will remain Arminia's official outfitter for another four years. The sponsorship package arranged by SPORTFIVE includes the equipment of the professional, amateur and youth teams.

"We are proud to equip a historic club like Arminia Bielefeld, and look forward to continuing to do so. Our partnership with them is a lot of fun and a compliment to the high quality of our sports equipment," said Richard Saller.

"Both Arminia Bielefeld and Saller will continue to benefit from our collaboration for another four years," said Roland Kentsch, managing director of DSC Arminia Bielefeld GmbH & Co. KGaA. "Both sides are thoroughly satisfied with this decision."