Kilpatrick Townsend trademark attorneys represented adidas in trademark infringement case against Payless Shoesource involving the defendant’s infringing use of the well-known and distinctive adidas Three-stripe mark. Following a 14-day trial and two days of deliberation, the jury found unanimously in adidas' favor on all seven claims under consideration, including the following: trademark infringement, trade-dress infringement, unfair competition and unlawful and deceptive trade practices.

An important and significant case:

The jury awarded $305 million in monetary relief, including $137 million in punitive damages. This verdict was the largest in history for a trademark infringement case. Following entry of final judgment in excess of $60 million, the parties later settled for an undisclosed amount.

Experience Center

Match our Experience to Your Needs

View All Case Studies

Experience Highlights

Trade secrets litigation services for a major re-seller of telecommunications equipment
Represented a major North Carolina based re-seller of telecommunications equipment in an action against a former employee who violated a more
Development of cutting edge issues in corporate governance and compliance for the world's largest in-house bar association
Advised the world's largest in-house bar association on cutting edge corporate governance and compliance issues. more
Mezzanine financing transaction for Beacon Ventures LLC as borrower
Represented Beacon Ventures LLC, a real estate development company, as borrower in a mezzanine financing transaction. more
Advice on laws impacting health and welfare plans for a leading cancer health organization
Counsel a leading cancer health organization on federal laws impacting group health and welfare plans. more