Adidas Sues Abercrombie Over "Three-Stripes" Logo

Law360, New York (January 10, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- German athletics apparel maker Adidas-Salomon AG has filed a lawsuit against clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch Co., accusing the U.S. retailer of passing off goods with three stripes as Adidas products.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, claims that Abercrombie is selling pants and jackets with three side stripes and is "passing off its goods as those of Adidas."

Copies are “causing irreparable harm to the goodwill symbolized by the three-stripe mark and the reputation for quality that it...
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