Wolf Greenfield Helps Thom Browne Win Widely Publicized Trademark Trial

Wolf Greenfield achieved a victory on behalf of Thom Browne, Inc., a luxury fashion brand based in New York City, in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by adidas in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Covered by media outlets such as The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, ABC, BBC, CNN, Vogue Business, and more, the trial ended with a unanimous decision in which a Manhattan federal jury found Thom Browne did not infringe or dilute adidas’s alleged “Three-Stripe Mark.”  

“The unanimous jury verdict confirms what we always believed from the start—that adidas was overreaching and the equities favored Thom Browne,” said Rob Maldonado, Counsel in the Trademark & Copyright Practice at Wolf Greenfield. “We are thrilled that the Thom Browne team can shift their focus from the courtroom back to designing.”

The Wolf Greenfield team consisted of Rob Maldonado, John Strand, Tonia Sayour, John L. Welch, Bryan Conley, Aya Cieslak-Tochigi, Quincy Kayton, Kira-Khanh McCarthy, and Marie McKiernan. The team worked closely with Harley Lewin of LewinConsult, LLC.