|Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle
Adidas has lost a legal battle over what it thought was an infringement of its three-stripe logo. It made a complaint against the American fashion brand Thom Browne, which uses a four-stripe logo. Adidas said the four stripes were too similar to its three stripes. It filed a lawsuit and claimed $7.8 million in damages. However, a New York jury decided in Thom Browne's favour. It said the four stripes did not infringe on Adidas' logo. It added that consumers were unlikely to confuse the two brands, as they were capable of distinguishing between different numbers of stripes.