By  on August 20, 2007

Surf Angel Clothing Company's Terry Kraszewski filed a lawsuit against Juicy Couture, Neiman Marcus Group Inc., Nordstrom Inc. and Bloomingdale's for alleged trademark infringement. According to court documents filed in San Diego federal court on July 30, Kraszewski claimed the plaintiffs sold clothes that said "surf angel" on them. Kraszewski asked the court to find that the defendants infringed on her existing Surf Angel trademark and that the trademark is valid and enforceable. The lawsuit also requested financial damages. The plaintiffs declined to comment on pending litigation.

Separately, Kraszewski filed a lawsuit, also on July 30 in federal court in San Diego, against Kmart Holding Corp. for infringing on the Surf Angel trademark. The lawsuit asked the court for damages and a finding that Kmart infringed on an existing, valid trademark. Kmart declined to comment on pending litigation.

Burberry Ltd. filed a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court against The Shoe Stop and Bharat B. Khullar on Aug. 7 for allegedly selling counterfeit Burberry merchandise. According to the complaint, The Shoe Stop sold wallets, handbags and watches that infringed on Burberry trademarks. The luxury goods company asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions and damages. The defendant could not be reached for comment by press time.

Yurman Design Inc. and Yurman Studio Inc. filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against James Gregory Register and Kathy Register in Manhattan federal court on Aug. 6. According to the complaint, the two individuals operate Web site Baubles & Jewels, which sold "unlawful copies of Yurman's copyrighted jewelry designs." Yurman asked the court for a preliminary and permanent injunction in addition to financial damages for the alleged infringement. Defendants could not be reached by press time.

Cartier Intl. and Panerai, a division of Richemont North America Inc., filed a lawsuit against Karmaloop, Karmaloop Boston and Gregory Selkoe in Manhattan federal court on Aug. 2. Cartier and Panerai alleged that Karmaloop infringed on the trade dress of the Panerai watches and company trademarks. The plaintiffs asked the court for an injunction and damages. Karmaloop could not be reached for comment.

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