Adidas loses court row over stripe design with Thom Browne

Adidas loses court row over stripe design with Thom Browne

Adidas has lost a court case after suing fashion designer Thom Browne over a stripe design.

The lawsuit alleged that Browne’s use of four stripes in his designs was too similar to the sportswear company’s three-stripe logo, seeking $867,225 (£711,244) in potential licensing fees and more than $7m (£5.7m) in damages.

Browne’s team argued that the two were unlikely to be confused as the brands had a different number of stripes.

The New York designer was seen attending court proceedings wearing shorts, pairing them with socks adorned with the four stripes.

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