Adidas v. Marc Jacobs, Trademark Infringement, Who Wins?

On April 8, 2015, Adidas sued Marc Jacobs in the United States District Court of Oregon for trademark infringement because Marc Jacobs incorporated a four stripe pattern on sweaters in its autumn/winter 2014 collection. Adidas’ “Three-Stripe Mark” is obviously well known. Comparing both images, Marc Jacobs has a tall task defending its use.

Adidas’ mark:                                                                         Marc Jacobs’ mark:

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