Jan 13, 2023

Adidas loses stripes row trademark battle with luxury designer Thom Browne

The sportswear giant argued that luxury brand Thom Browne Inc's four stripes were too similar to its three stripes. Adidas had planned to ask for more than $7.8m in damages - but a jury in New York sided with Browne. In 2007, Adidas complained that Thom Browne was using a three-stripe design on jackets. Since then Thom Browne Inc has expanded rapidly and is now sold in more than 300 locations worldwide, and in recent years has been creating more athletics wear. A spokesperson for Thom Browne Inc said the company was pleased with the outcome.

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