by Matt Halfhill
Nike is suing Marc Dolce, Denis Dekovic, and Mark Miner â€“ the three powerful designers who left Nike to work for adidas earlier this year.
According to the AP story,Â Nike is filing a lawsuit against the three former Nike designers that claims at least $10 million in damages. Â Nike said the former designers, Marc Dolce, Mark Miner, and senior design director Denis Dekovic, started consulting for adidas while still working at the company, violating their non-compete agreements.
In the suit, Nike alleges that Dolce, Dekovic, and MinerÂ pitched the idea of the adidas Brooklyn design studio in April, as well asÂ promised to bring with themÂ info and intel of Nikeâ€™s design plans for the next severalÂ years. Â Also in the suit, Nike claims thatÂ â€œthe designers copied sensitive design and business documents from their computers, including drawings for an unreleased shoe made for one of Nikeâ€™s sponsored athletesâ€.
Weâ€™ll keep you posted as this story develops.