Patagonia settled a counterfeiting lawsuit on May 15 with Nordstrom after filing the accusation against the retailer in federal court on May 30, 2023.

The suit alleged that Nordstrom sold thousands of counterfeit Patagonia sweatshirts and t-shirts” through its Nordstrom Rack stores, in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

In the suit, Nordstrom states that it “holds itself out as a trusted retailer with a strong reputation among its customers. For many years, Nordstrom was an authorized dealer of Patagonia, Inc.’s (‘Patagonia’) apparel, in part because of that reputation. While Nordstrom is no longer an authorized Patagonia dealer, Nordstrom’s customers expect to find genuine Patagonia product at Nordstrom stores, including its Nordstrom Rack stores.”

According to the Stipulation of Dismissal court filing, Patagonia dismissed the lawsuit against Nordstrom after the parties signed a settlement agreement.

Images courtesy Nordstrom, The U.S. District Court for the Central District of Columbia