Louis Vuitton Malletier and Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. reached a final judgment on consent and a permanent injunction in pending trademark litigation in Manhattan federal court on Sept. 6. The original lawsuit was filed in April 2004 against Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp., Four Seasons Handbags Co. and Industech International Inc. The lawsuit — seeking injunctive relief and damages — was filed for alleged trademark counterfeiting and infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution, unfair competition, injury to business reputation and false and deceptive business practices. Burlington Coat filed an answer to the complaint denying any wrongdoing, according to legal documents. The parties reached an agreement to resolve the case without an admission of liability. Burlington Coat agreed to the permanent injunction and final judgment.
Cartier, a division of Richemont North America Inc., and Cartier International NV and Andrew Andrew, Andrew Granger, Andrew Summer and The Future Perfect reached a final judgment on consent in litigation over alleged trademark infringement. According to legal documents filed in Manhattan federal court, the parties entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the case without admissions of guilt. The lawsuit was filed in February of this year over alleged infringement of Cartier’s screw motif trade dress design. Details of the settlement agreement were not available.
AMC Beauty filed a complaint seeking a declaratory judgment of noninfringement against Burt’s Bees Inc. According to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, AMC Beauty asked the court to rule that its Royale Bee Naturals trademark doesn’t infringe on the Burt’s Bees or Baby Bee trademarks. The Royale Bee Naturals line includes skin care preparations, lip balms and body wash products that carry a bee design, according to legal documents. AMC Beauty said it received a cease and desist letter from Burt’s Bees early last month that alleged its products infringed on existing trademarks. A spokesperson for the company could not be reached for comment.
JA Apparel Corp. filed a lawsuit against Joseph Abboud, Houndstooth Corp. and Herringbone Creative Services for alleged trademark infringement. JA Apparel owns the Joseph Abboud brand that Joseph Abboud, the designer, founded. JA Apparel purchased the trademark and trade names for $65.5 million, according to legal documents. Abboud sold the Joseph Abboud trademarks to JA Apparel in 2000. According to the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court on Sept. 4, JA Apparel alleged that Joseph Abboud violated its trademark rights to the brand name in his marketing of his new Jaz line of men’s wear. Abboud’s non-compete clause just recently expired. JA Apparel also alleged that the designer violated the non-compete clause of the sale agreement by using his name in connection with the marketing and advertising of the Jaz clothing line. In press reports, Abboud has said that he has the right to use his name in his personal publicity and to tell people that he is the creative force behind the Jaz line. The defendants did not return calls seeking comment by press time.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)