Chanel Inc. filed a lawsuit against Fernanda E. Harrington for alleged trademark infringement. Documents filed on June 11 in a U.S. District Court in Atlanta accuse Harrington of selling and advertising counterfeit handbags and sunglasses bearing Chanel marks on Cachedesigns.com. Chanel is asking for a preliminary and permanent injunction, unspecified financial damages and trial costs. Harrington could not be reached for comment.
Gucci America Inc. filed a lawsuit against Paulette Tyrrell-Miller, Real Deal Handbags and Authentic Style, alleging the sale of counterfeit products. In documents filed on May 21 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Gucci said the defendants are selling and promoting merchandise, including handbags, which are exact copies of one or more of the Gucci trademarks. Gucci is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction, unspecified financial damages and trial costs. Tyrrell-Miller could not be reached for comment.
Gucci America Inc. and Bottega Veneta International Sarl filed a lawsuit against Joseph Zev Goldblatt, Malky Goldblatt and Redcarpetbagz.com in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. According to documents filed on May 27, the defendants engaged in selling counterfeit and infringing handbags and other goods bearing the Gucci and Bottega marks. "The net effect of defendants' actions will be to result in the confusion of consumers who will believe defendants' counterfeit goods are genuine goods originating and approved by plaintiffs," the plaintiffs said in court documents. Gucci and Bottega are asking for a preliminary and permanent injunction, unspecified financial damages and trial costs. The defendants could not be reached for comment.
Nike Inc. sued Eastern Mountain Sports Inc., alleging the company is using Nike's Dri-Fit trademark in Internet advertising. Nike, in papers filed June 12 in U.S. District Court in Oregon, said Eastern Mountain has purchased the trademark Dri-Fit as a keyword trigger from one or more search engine providers, causing an advertisement for Eastern Mountain to appear as a sponsored link when a user types Dri-Fit as the search term. Eastern Mountain does not sell Dri-Fit or any other Nike product, Nike said, but "sells a competitive line of moisture-wicking clothing products, which consumers may assume have the same qualities and attributes as plaintiff's Dri-Fit clothing products, or are sponsored or licensed by, or affiliated with, the plaintiff." Nike is asking for an injunction, unspecified financial damages and trial costs. Eastern Mountain could not be reached for comment.Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. filed a lawsuit against Reaction and Matthew Cho on June 6 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, alleging the defendants have used their Reaction and RXN trademarks in connection with women's clothing. "By incorporating Reaction into their corporate, assumed and trade names, defendants have used plaintiff's Reaction mark for the purpose of advertising and with the intent to deceive the purchasing public that defendants are affiliates of plaintiffs," court documents said. Kenneth Cole is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction, unspecified financial damages and trial costs. Reaction could not be reached for comment.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty