International outdoor apparel and footwear manufacturer Columbia Sportswear Company announced that it has received approval to acquire the Sorel brand.

Columbia acquired the Sorel trademark rights, associated brand names and other related intellectual property rights for approximately $8m.The Sorel brand is highly regarded by retailers and consumers throughout the world.

About Columbia
Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of active outdoor.