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June 18, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Creating heroes before their time is risky business, but that hasn't stopped a shoe company from making "Dan and Dave" household names before the first starter's shot has been fired this summer in Barcelona. A bit presumptuous? Hey, when the competition has Michael Jordan under contract, you'd better think fast on your feet.
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June 10, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reebok Settles Suit Over 'The Pump': The Stoughton, Mass.-based company said that as part of the agreement, it acquired patent rights from plaintiff Byron Donzis, who sued in 1993 over theft of trade secrets for "The Pump," which inflates sneakers. Other terms were not disclosed.
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November 11, 1988 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
Actress Whoopi Goldberg liked her painted sneakers--complete with wig-hair dreadlocks--enough to wear them to a black-tie awards extravaganza. And she ordered a second pair, a wild animal print, also featuring her trademark hair style. Chef Wolfgang Puck was so pleased with his custom-painted Reeboks--with a dangling array of plastic food and cooking utensils--he placed them under glass and displayed them with his art collection.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is the "Ad Agency of the Decade" flinching? Is it in trouble? Or is it just being its ornery self? Chiat/Day, the Venice ad firm Advertising Age called the "Agency of the Decade" three years ago, ran national newspaper ads Monday that tried to put the best light on some very bad news: It was fired last week by client Reebok for the second time in five years. The headline to its unusual newspaper ad said, "Now we know how Dan felt."
BUSINESS
June 10, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Reebok Settles Suit Over 'The Pump': The Stoughton, Mass.-based company said that as part of the agreement, it acquired patent rights from plaintiff Byron Donzis, who sued in 1993 over theft of trade secrets for "The Pump," which inflates sneakers. Other terms were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When U.S. Customs officials in Arizona called Van Doren Rubber Co. last August to notify the company that a shipment of counterfeit Vans athletic shoes had been seized, officials at the Orange-based company were not surprised. Not only did the company know its goods were being counterfeited, it had already joined forces with two competitors--Reebok and Converse--in an unprecedented joint investigation to find out who was responsible.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1993 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is the "Ad Agency of the Decade" flinching? Is it in trouble? Or is it just being its ornery self? Chiat/Day, the Venice ad firm Advertising Age called the "Agency of the Decade" three years ago, ran national newspaper ads Monday that tried to put the best light on some very bad news: It was fired last week by client Reebok for the second time in five years. The headline to its unusual newspaper ad said, "Now we know how Dan felt."
BUSINESS
October 29, 1992 | MARY GUTHRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Competition in the sneaker industry was pumped up this week as industry giant Reebok International filed suit to stop rival L.A. Gear from selling its line of inflatable shoes, which Reebok contends infringes on its newly issued patent. After the U.S. Patent Office granted a patent Tuesday on a shoe-inflating pump and the method for filling part of the shoe with air, Reebok filed its suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. The suit asks that L.A.
SPORTS
June 18, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Creating heroes before their time is risky business, but that hasn't stopped a shoe company from making "Dan and Dave" household names before the first starter's shot has been fired this summer in Barcelona. A bit presumptuous? Hey, when the competition has Michael Jordan under contract, you'd better think fast on your feet.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reebok has stopped holding its breath for "Breathless" Madonna. The rock star, who plays the sensual Breathless Mahoney in the film "Dick Tracy," was dropped late Tuesday as a spokeswoman for the athletic shoe maker even before filming a single commercial. Reebok and Madonna, 31, had previously agreed to--but not signed--a contract that would reportedly have paid her nearly $6 million.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a clear case of the shoe never fitting, Reebok, one of the nation's largest athletic shoe makers, and Chiat/Day/Mojo, perhaps one of the nation's most creative but quixotic ad agencies, agreed on Wednesday to part ways. The estimated $40-million advertising account is now up for grabs. The news came on the day that Reebok, which is based in Stoughton, Mass., reported record net income for the 1989 fiscal year, up 28% from 1988, and record sales, up 2% from the previous year.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1992 | MARY GUTHRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Competition in the sneaker industry was pumped up this week as industry giant Reebok International filed suit to stop rival L.A. Gear from selling its line of inflatable shoes, which Reebok contends infringes on its newly issued patent. After the U.S. Patent Office granted a patent Tuesday on a shoe-inflating pump and the method for filling part of the shoe with air, Reebok filed its suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. The suit asks that L.A.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reebok has stopped holding its breath for "Breathless" Madonna. The rock star, who plays the sensual Breathless Mahoney in the film "Dick Tracy," was dropped late Tuesday as a spokeswoman for the athletic shoe maker even before filming a single commercial. Reebok and Madonna, 31, had previously agreed to--but not signed--a contract that would reportedly have paid her nearly $6 million.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When U.S. Customs officials in Arizona called Van Doren Rubber Co. last August to notify the company that a shipment of counterfeit Vans athletic shoes had been seized, officials at the Orange-based company were not surprised. Not only did the company know its goods were being counterfeited, it had already joined forces with two competitors--Reebok and Converse--in an unprecedented joint investigation to find out who was responsible.
NEWS
November 11, 1988 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
Actress Whoopi Goldberg liked her painted sneakers--complete with wig-hair dreadlocks--enough to wear them to a black-tie awards extravaganza. And she ordered a second pair, a wild animal print, also featuring her trademark hair style. Chef Wolfgang Puck was so pleased with his custom-painted Reeboks--with a dangling array of plastic food and cooking utensils--he placed them under glass and displayed them with his art collection.
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