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.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia