A coalition of luxury jewelry makers has won a preliminary injunction to stop an online retailer from using certain language when marketing goods. In an order filed Nov. 3 in federal court in Manhattan, a judge prohibited Overstockjeweler.com from using the terms “replica,” “reproduction,” “copy,” “faux,” “fake,” “imitation,” “look-a-like,” “made in the likeness of,” “-esque,” and “knock off” in reference to Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Gucci and Bulgari or their trademarks. The brands filed suit against the Web site and its owner, Ellen Castaneda, in September 2007 alleging trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement. After the initial filing, the defendants said they had ceased using the brand names with the language in question. The manufacturers alleged in later proceedings that the Web site continued to do so. The injunction also applies to a similar suit filed by jewelry design firm Yurman Studio against Overstockjeweler.com in February 2007. The retailer did not return a call seeking comment.
A federal judge has entered a default judgment in favor of Urban Outfitters Inc. in a trademark suit it brought against Hype Outfitters Inc. in 2005. According to the judgment, filed in federal court in Manhattan in September, Hype failed to replace its attorney after he left the case in September 2007. Judge Richard Sullivan ordered the New York-based apparel and accessories store to find a new lawyer or explain why it could not. In December, without an explanation from Hype, Sullivan ordered the company to further explain why a default judgment should not be filed against it. When it failed to do that, Sullivan ruled in favor of Urban Outfitters. In its initial complaint, Urban Outfitters accused Hype of infringing on its trademark in a window display bearing the phrase “urban outfitting” and with shopping bags that made use of the phrase “urban outfitters.” On Oct. 30, Urban Outfitters submitted a memorandum asking that it be awarded Hype Outfitters’ gross sales as profits as well as attorneys’ fees as damages, a total of $1.6 million. A phone number listed for Hype Outfitters was not in service.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty