NEW YORK — Louis Vuitton Malletier has won a consent decree for a permanent injunction against a Chinatown business in a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court. In court documents filed Oct. 3, but only recently available, judge Thomas Griesa granted Louis Vuitton a permanent injunction against Lucky Phoenix Inc. that restrains the business from selling counterfeit Louis Vuitton products. Lucky Phoenix will have to post signs provided by Louis Vuitton about the sale of counterfeit items. The lawsuit is discontinued as long as Lucky Phoenix abides by the terms of the consent decree, according to court documents.
Van Cleef & Arpels won a judgment on consent and reached a settlement agreement with Sabo Jewelry LLC, Adnan Aydin and Nadir Aydin on Oct. 10. Van Cleef filed a lawsuit against the defendants alleging copyright infringement. According to the court documents, Sabo Jewelry is restrained from copying or infringing upon Van Cleef's dual butterfly design. The parties also agreed on an undisclosed financial settlement.
Cartier has won a final judgment on consent in a lawsuit filed against Aaron FaberInc. and Edward Faber. The lawsuit was filed for alleged trademark infringement, false designation of origin, unfair competition and dilution through the sale of Cartier watches that were altered without the brand's authorization. The judgment permanently restricts Faber from selling altered Cartier watches. The two parties also agreed that Faber would place advertisements about the lawsuit in unspecified publications. An undisclosed financial settlement was reached.
Cartier was also awarded a partial summary judgment and permanent injunction against Symbolix Inc., which does business as Park Cities Jewelers. The lawsuit was filed in March 2005 for alleged trademark infringement and false designation of origin relating to Symbolix's alleged alteration of Cartier's Tank Française line of watches. According to the opinion written by U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell, Symbolix is restricted from marketing new or used Cartier watches that it has altered in a way that might mislead consumers about the watch's origin. The injunction does not prevent Symbolix from continuing to offer customization services to owners of Cartier timepieces who want to personalize their watches.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion