Did you hear?... Columbia Sportswear negotiates a settlement with Jong Jae Kim of Korea

Columbia Sportswear has negotiated a settlement with Jong Jae Kim of Korea over his selling of apparel carrying a "Columbia Classic" trademark.

Columbia Sportswear has negotiated a settlement with Jong Jae Kim of Korea over his selling of apparel carrying a "Columbia Classic" trademark. Following a Korean civil court injunction prohibiting his use of the trademark, Kim agreed to publish ads in leading Korean newspapers explaining the settlement and the transfer of rights to the Columbia Classic trademark to Columbia Sportswear.


Did you hear?… Russia deep-sixes Columbia Sportswear ads

Man, those folks over at Columbia Sportswear must be rough if the Russians say "nyet" to their ad campaign. Russian officials have banned Columbia's new "Tested Tough" television ad campaign, deeming it too violent. The Tested Tough campaign plays on the historical tension ...read more

Did you hear?... Columbia Sportswear's new address is...

Take note, Columbia Sportswear's new address is 14375 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, Ore 97229. With the move also comes new telephone and fax numbers: telephone 503-985-4000, fax 503-985-5800. ...read more

Did you hear?... Don Santorufo of Columbia Sportswear to retire

Don Santorufo, chief operating officer for Columbia Sportswear, will retire this December. Santorufo joined Columbia in 1979 as a purchasing and production manager. He was promoted to vce president of manufacturing in 1983 and launched the company’s Asian manufacturing operation, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Last week, Columbia Sportswear joined forces with authorities in Kuala Lumpur to raid three Malaysian Factory Outlet Stores selling counterfeit Columbia Sportswear apparel, seizing more than 1,400 counterfeit shirts and pants using Columbia labels. The raids took place ...read more

Did you hear?... Columbia Sportswear's 3Q earnings were up 30 percent

Warning that its rapid growth will slow next year, Columbia Sportswear's third quarter earnings were up 30 percent to $49.58 million from $ 38.22 million a year ago. Sales for the quarter were up 24 percent to $305.63 million compared to $247.35 a year ago. After citing the ...read more

Did you hear?... Columbia's Tim Boyle donates $5 million to alma mater

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle and his wife, Mary, have given a $5 million gift to the University of Oregon to help the university turn its New Venture Championship (NVC) student business plan competition into the world's first with an Asian focus and to help launch Oregon's ...read more

Did you hear?... Kim Reynolds forms Mind Over Mountains

Kim Reynolds, an outdoor educator and adventurer, has formed a new company, Mind Over Mountains, which will offer women-only adventure retreats. In the heart of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, the adventure retreats will combine outdoor recreation, intellectual discussions ...read more

Did you hear?... Columbia signs an agreement with Icon Shoe Care

Columbia Sportswear has also signed an agreement with Ohio-based Icon Shoe Care to make and distribute Columbia branded shoe care and laces throughout North America. SNEWS® view: Socks, luggage, watches, you-name-it, Columbia continues to build on its brand equity through ...read more

Did you hear?... Columbia files suit against Ben Elias Industries and CBJ Ltd

Ever vigilant against knock-off artists, Columbia Sportswear filed suit Oct. 12 against New York-based Ben Elias Industries and Pennsylvania-based CBJ Ltd., accusing both of selling counterfeit Columbia-labeled jackets. Columbia is asking for $1 million or three times the ...read more