Oakley has struck a retail partnership with Taubman Centers, which manages 30 urban and suburban shopping malls in 13 states in the USA. Oakley's recently acquired Iacon chain of sunglass stores will open kiosks and in-line stores in 7 of its malls under its various banners ? Sporting Eyes, Sunglass Designs and Occhiali da Sole. Separately, Oakley has settled a complex patent dispute with Nike relating to their respective XYZ Optics and Max Lens systems.