A federal judge awarded LeSportsac and Brand Science, which does business as LeSportsac, a default judgment in a trademark lawsuit against Dali International Trading. The default was entered on Feb. 8, and the judgment was filed on May 14. The court issued a permanent injunction against the defendants enjoining them from selling products with marks similar to LeSportsac’s. According to court documents, the court found that Dali infringed on LeSportsac’s trademarks, committed acts of counterfeiting, falsely designated the origin of goods and committed trademark infringement and unfair competition.
Van Cleef & Arpels Logistics reached a final judgment on consent against The Yellow Door on May 16. According to court documents, the parties reached a settlement agreement for a monetary award, but the amount was not disclosed. The case was part of a larger copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement lawsuit filed against a number of defendants. According to the legal papers, the dispute involved Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra jewelry design.
Chanel filed a lawsuit in Arkansas federal court for trademark infringement and counterfeiting against Kimberly Brooks, Maranda Jacobia, Chic Boutique, chicboutique4u.com and unnamed John Does. According to court papers, Chanel alleged that the defendants sold counterfeit Chanel merchandise. Chanel asked the court for a preliminary and permanent injunction, for damages and for trial costs. The defendants either did not return calls for comment or could not be reached.
Separately, Chanel filed a lawsuit in a North Carolina federal court against Dorian Fulcher and Christine Fulcher who do business as a number of Web sites. According to court filings, Chanel alleged that the defendants sold counterfeit and infringing belts, costume jewelry and other goods. The lawsuit was filed May 17. Chanel asked the court for a preliminary and permanent injunction, damages and the cost of the trial. The Fulchers could not be reached for comment.
Burberry Ltd. and Burberry USA filed a lawsuit against Designers Imports. According to court documents Burberry alleged that the defendant sold coats, jackets and shirts that infringed on its designs. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court on May 22. Burberry asked the court for a preliminary and permanent injunction, damages and the cost of the lawsuit. Designers Imports did not return calls for comment.
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Nautica Apparel filed a lawsuit against Ike Srl and Mags USA in federal court in New Jersey for allegedly making and selling a line of watches called Nauticsport, which are similar to its watches. The lawsuit includes claims of trademark infringement, false designation of origin and false advertising. Nautica asked the court to award a preliminary and permanent injunction, damages and trial costs. The defendants could not be reached for comment.
Beyond Blue, a Los Angeles-based apparel consulting, distribution and licensing firm, filed a lawsuit against Innovo Group and Joe’s Jeans in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 24. According to a statement released by Beyond Blue, the lawsuit was filed for several alleged breaches of contract, business interference and other unspecified claims. Innovo and Joe’s Jeans did not return calls for comment.