German fashion label Styleislam in copyright dispute with Puma Youth and Pop Culture

14 August 2010

The company Puma has asked the German fashion label Styleislam to withdraw one of their popular shirt slogans. The “Juma” shirts, remembering Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, resemble the Puma logo in font, with the puma icon replaced by a praying person. To prevent Puma from bringing the issue to court, Styleislam has agreed to no longer sell any Juma shirts, which the company has accepted. However, Puma still demands Styleislam pay the lawyer’s fees. Styleislam made clear that Juma is only one among many slogans and images printed on their shirts, and that they never intended to breach the copyright.