Jun 15, 2011
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Columbia files complaint against Gore & Associates

Jun 15, 2011

Columbia is condemning the actions of its competitor W.L. Gore & Associates, better known for its flagship brands Gore-Tex and Windstopper.

W.L. Gore & Associates, Columbia
Footwear by Columbia

The group, together with its Italian Subsidiary OutDry Technologies, has just approached the European Union Commission with a complaint against Gore & Associates’s alleged abuse of its dominant position. Columbia’s press release states that “W. L. Gore & Associates has violated European Union competition laws by abusing its dominant position in the market for waterproof breathable membranes for footwear and gloves”.

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