The Eighth Commercial Court (Juzgado de lo Mercantil número 8) of Madrid has ruled that Scalpers' white vintage-style sneakers are not a “disloyal copy” of Adidas' Stan Smith sneakers. As the court explained, there are many similar sneakers on the market, the Stan Smith model does not enjoy a “competitive singularity,” and the Scalpers model has a design of its own within the bounds of permissible imitation. Adidas brought the suit about two years ago, seeking damages from the Seville-based brand and a halt to the production and sale of the offending sneaker. Adidas has now filed an appeal, which could take a further two years to resolve. Scalpers is a brand of apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. The company was founded as a menswear brand in Spain in 2007 and began expanding abroad in 2013. According to the company's website, there are 130 Scalpers stores. The company's annual revenues for 2018 were up by 50 percent to €64 million, and its Ebitda was up by about 12.5 percent. Channeling its good fortune into acquisitions, Scalpers took a minority interest last February in Mim Shoes, a Spanish start-up, and a majority interest in Jorge Vázquez, an upscale Spanish brand of women's apparel.