Lawsuit Filed Against Columbia on Heated Clothing Innovation

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Columbia logoA lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Sportswear by Eugene, Oregon-based Innovative Sports. The plaintiff alleges that Columbia breached non-disclosure agreements and misappropriated trade secrets.

The lawsuit specifically claims that Innovative Sports designed and developed technology for heated clothing and disclosed those designs to Columbia Sportswear through confidential meetings and business relationships covered by non-disclosure agreements. Two Washington companies are also being sued in the lawsuits by Innovative Sports, The Allyn Group and NCS Power.

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