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Luxury Designer Thom Browne Won “Stripe Row” Trademark Case against Adidas

Adidas has lost a court case in New York to try to stop luxury fashion designer Thom Browne Inc. from using a four-stripe design on its apparel. Adidas had argued that the four stripes were confusingly similar to the sports giant’s signature three-stripe trademark.

Thom Browne managed to convince the jury that shoppers were unlikely to confuse its design and Adidas’ trademark because Thom Browne serves a different, higher-end customer base and the two brands have a different number of stripes in their designs.

A spokesperson for Adidas stated that Adidas may appeal the decision.  See the full article here.

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