Karl Is Sued By New Balance Charlotte June 4, 2014 MESSFashion When you think nothing can stop Karl, or even get in his way, New Balance are striking back. That’s right, Karl Lagerfeld, the heart of Chanel is being sued for his own trainer designs, which look a lot similar to New Balance’s signature trainer. The simple black and white design, with ‘K’ written on the side shows clear resemblance to the New Balance trainer. It’s caused much argument, due to claimers saying “it’s going to cause confusion among consumers”. The Karl trainers are still out for grabs for a whooping $360, when realisticly you can get a new balance pair $200 less. New Balance Spokesman states “On June 3, 2014, New Balance filed a lawsuit against Karl Lagerfeld to protect our intellectual property rights related to our iconic Lifestyle footwear designs. Although we cannot comment on the specifics of the case, we believe it is vital to actively and vigorously defend our brand.” Waiting to hear further information.