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.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)