By  on September 8, 2007

Hanesbrands, HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises and HBI Branded Apparel Ltd. filed a lawsuit against American Apparel Inc. and American Apparel Retail. According to court documents filed on Tuesday in federal court in North Carolina, Hanesbrands alleged that American Apparel infringed on its existing trademark for Barely There. The complaint said that American Apparel started manufacturing a “Barely There” bodysuit of its own that appeared in advertisements in consumer magazines. The lawsuit included allegations of federal and state trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin and deceptive practices. Hanesbrands asked the court for an injunction, damages and trial costs. American Apparel did not respond to requests for comment by press time.

Philosophy filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Kate Somerville Skin Care in federal court in Arizona on Tuesday for allegedly infringing on its Hope in a Jar skin care trademark. According to court documents, Kate Somerville Skin Care marketed a Kate in a Jar skin care product that it claimed is confusingly similar to the Hope in a Jar line. The lawsuit includes allegations of trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition. Philosophy asked the court for an injunction; damages, including the defendant’s profits, and trial costs. Kate Somerville Skin Care did not respond to requests for comment.

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