A Manhattan jury on Thursday mentioned Adidas had failed to indicate luxurious model Thom Browne Inc’s use of stripes on its clothes infringed the sportswear big’s signature three-stripe trademark.
Adidas loses trademark battle in opposition to luxurious trend model Thom Browne over three-stripe design
The jury discovered the style home’s parallel stripe designs weren’t more likely to trigger shopper confusion with Adidas’ merchandise, ending a trial that started Jan. 3. Thom Browne had argued that, amongst different issues, its designs have a distinct variety of stripes.
An Adidas spokesperson mentioned in an electronic mail that the corporate was upset with the decision however will “continue to vigilantly enforce our intellectual property, including filing any appropriate appeals.”
A spokesperson for Thom Browne Inc mentioned the corporate was happy with the decision.
Adidas sued New York designer Thom Browne’s model in 2021, claiming Thom Browne’s 4-bar and “Grosgrain” stripe patterns on its footwear and excessive-finish activewear violated its three-stripe trademark rights.
Adidas has filed over 90 lawsuits and signed greater than 200 settlement agreements since 2008 associated to the trademark, in accordance with courtroom paperwork within the case. Thom Browne beforehand used a 3-bar design on its clothes, altering it to the 4-stripe design after Adidas objected in 2007.
Thom Browne mentioned confusion between the businesses’ designs was unlikely as a result of they “operate in different markets, serving different customers, and offer their products at strikingly different price points.” It additionally mentioned stripes are a typical design factor for clothes.
Adidas had deliberate to ask the jury for over $7.8 million in damages, plus extra punitive damages and a minimize of Thom Browne’s infringing gross sales, in accordance with a courtroom submitting. It additionally requested a courtroom order stopping Thom Browne from utilizing the designs.
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