NEW YORK — Kate Spade New York filed a complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking a declaration that its new global women’s lifestyle brand, Kate Spade Saturday, doesn’t infringe on the trademark of Saturdays Surf NYC, a men’s wear company that sells casualwear, surfboards, wet suits and accessories.
The dispute started last month when Saturdays Surf LLC’s attorneys demanded that Kate Spade New York drop its plans to launch Kate Spade Saturday, an apparel, handbags, accessories and home line for young women. The clash escalated when Saturdays Surf NYC and its fans began posting disparaging comments accusing Kate Spade Saturday of trademark infringement on Saturdays Surf NYC’s Facebook page and on the Kate Spade Saturday Instagram and Twitter pages.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)