American Eagle Outfitters and Retail Royalty Co. got a permanent injunction and consent judgment against Tala Brothers Corp., which does business as Low and Sweet, as well as David Talasazan and other unnamed firms on May 25.
NEW YORK — American Eagle Outfitters and Retail Royalty Co. got a permanent injunction and consent judgment against Tala Brothers Corp., which does business as Low and Sweet, as well as David Talasazan and other unnamed firms on May 25. The original lawsuit was filed March 2006 for alleged trademark counterfeiting and infringement. Manhattan federal Judge Robert W. Sweet ordered the defendants to pay the retailer $120,000 in damages according to the terms of the settlement agreement among the parties, court documents said.
Louis Vuitton Malletier filed a lawsuit against Kenny and Mary Jiang in a Florida federal court on May 25 for allegedly selling counterfeits. According to court documents, the defendants were accused of selling counterfeit accessories through a variety of online venues. Louis Vuitton asked for a preliminary and permanent injunction, damages and trial costs. The defendants could not be reached for comment.
Separately, Louis Vuitton Malletier filed a lawsuit in a Massachusetts federal court against Eleetra Harris and Khristas Treasure Chest for alleged trademark counterfeiting. Harris sold counterfeit Louis Vuitton goods through the Internet and other trade channels, according to court documents filed on May 25. Louis Vuitton asked for a permanent injunction, damages of as much as $1 million for each trademark infringement and trial costs. The defendant could not be reached for comment.
Cartier, a division of Richemont North America, and Cartier Int'l won a final judgment on consent against GL Web Enterprises and Leda Malaga in a lawsuit involving trademark litigation. According to court documents in a Manhattan federal court, the parties entered into a settlement agreement for an undisclosed sum. The lawsuit was filed over alleged infringements of Cartier's Tank Francaise trade dress.
Cosmetic Warriors Ltd. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in a Chicago federal court against Lush Inc. over the use of the "Lush" and "Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics" trademarks. Cosmetic Warriors owns a related entity, Lush Ltd., which operates retail stores in the U.S. selling bath and beauty products made from natural ingredients. According to court documents filed May 22, the defendant, Lush Inc., is an Illinois corporation that uses the names Lush and Lush Salon/Spa associated with salon and spa services and hair care products. The defendant could not be reached for comment. Cosmetic Warriors asked the court for preliminary and permanent injunctions and damages.The Timberland Co. won a final judgment on consent and a permanent injunction in a trademark counterfeiting and infringement lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The judgment was approved on May 16. According to court documents filed on behalf of Timberland by Brian Brokate, a partner with the law firm Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, the lawsuit alleged that Salim Sadagheh and Shoe Town Inc. sold goods that violated Timberland's trademarks. The defendants were enjoined from selling the merchandise.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)