Wolf Greenfield won IP Team of the Year at the Luxury Law Awards on June 13, 2023 in London. Awarded to an intellectual property team that has advised on a cutting-edge IP matter for a luxury client, this recognition was for Wolf Greenfield’s role in helping Thom Browne, Inc., a luxury fashion brand based in New York City, win a widely publicized trademark trial. Judges looked for evidence of technical legal skill, innovation, team working, client satisfaction, and the value delivered to the client. The award was accepted on behalf of the team by Robert Maldonado.
Wolf Greenfield achieved a victory on behalf of Thom Browne, Inc. 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 Wolf Greenfield team consisted of Robert Maldonado, Tonia Sayour, John Strand, John L. Welch, Bryan Conley, Aya Cieslak-Tochigi, Kira-Khanh McCarthy, and Marie McKiernan. The team worked closely with Harley Lewin of LewinConsult, LLC.
The Luxury Law Awards recognize the skills needed to guide luxury businesses and their brands to profitable success. Organized in conjunction with Luxury Law Summit London, the awards were presented at the conference, which was held at London’s British Museum. The judging panel was made up of leading luxury GCs as well as executives, analysts, and commentators. Learn more.
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