Chanel filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against Stacy Ann Rothermel, also known as Stacy Kolb, who does business as PBPB-Online.net, PBPB-Accessories.com, Palm Beach Posh Boutique and Palm Beach Accessories.
Chanel filed a trademark infringement and counterfeiting lawsuit against Stacy Ann Rothermel, also known as Stacy Kolb, who does business as PBPB-Online.net, PBPB-Accessories.com, Palm Beach Posh Boutique and Palm Beach Accessories. According to court documents filed in federal court in southern Florida on July 2, Chanel alleged that Rothermel advertised and sold counterfeit handbags, wallets and costume jewelry bearing Chanel trademarks. Chanel is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions, damages and trial costs. The defendant could not be reached for comment.
Separately, Chanel filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on June 26 in Manhattan federal court against Brigitte Vaughn. Vaughn, also known as Brigitte C. Sierau, Bright Vaughn and Bibi Inc. does business as bibisbling.com and bibisblingbling. According to legal documents, Chanel alleged that Vaughn sold counterfeit handbags and costume jewelry that copied both its trademarks and the look of its products. Chanel asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions, damages and attorney's fees. Vaughn could not be reached for comment.
Richemont North America Inc. and Cartier International filed a lawsuit against Sweepstakes Clearinghouse, a division of Allied Marketing Group Inc., for allegedly selling watches that infringe on the company's Pasha de Cartier trade dress. The lawsuit, filed on June 28, excludes a number of specific models that are the subject of another pending action. Both actions were filed in Manhattan federal court. Richemont and Cartier asked the court for a permanent injunction, damages, a list of people who have purchased the goods and trial costs. Allied Marketing group did not return calls for comment by press time.Victoria's Secret filed a complaint on June 19 against Sexy Hair Concepts over use of the word "sexy." The case, filed in Manhattan federal court, is an appeal of a final decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In 2002, Sexy Hair Concepts filed oppositions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in response to Victoria's Secrets attempt to register the "So Sexy" trademark for hair care. A decision was rendered that upheld Sexy Hair Concepts' opposition. The case filed last month seeks to reverse that decision and allow Victoria's Secret to register the "so sexy" trademark. Representatives for Sexy Hair Concepts did not return calls for comment by press time.
Convenience stores and gas stations should take notice: Oakley is taking the sale of products it believes infringe on its intellectual property very seriously. The company filed a handful of unrelated cases against convenience store operators in Florida in recent weeks. The first, against Muntasher M. Jaber, Ayman Her M. Jaber and 3J's Stop Shop Inc., which does business as Floral City Foods, was filed on June 27. According to court documents, the suit aims to "combat the willful sale of unlicensed and counterfeit products, chiefly sunglasses, bearing Oakley's exclusive trademarks." Oakley seeks a permanent injunction, damages and trial costs.
In an unrelated case, filed June 27 in the Middle District of Florida, Oakley filed a lawsuit against Mohammed Azam and Monu Enterprises Inc., which does business as Deland Discount Market, which is also a convenience store and gas station. Oakley asked the court for a permanent injunction, damages and trial costs. Oakley also a filed suit against Ahmad Yousef, Khitam Yousef and Shaden Super Kwik Inc., which does business as Texaco Super Kwik with similar allegations on June 28. Defendants in the three cases could not be reached for comment by press time.
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye