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.
“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
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye