GMA Accessories Inc. won a permanent injunction against further sales of items bearing the “Charlotte” mark through online surf retailer Swell Inc. According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Aug. 7, Swell can no longer sell Charlotte items, including clothing, footwear and accessories, and must pay restitution of $2,520. GMA Accessories, owner of the Capelli New York label, had named Swell as a co-infringer in a 2007 copyright lawsuit brought against Quiksilver Inc. over the Charlotte mark. The suit also names Nordstrom Inc. and Jill Stuart Inc. as co-defendants. The judge has yet to rule on the co-defendants. Swell declined to comment. John Bostany, counsel to GMA Accessories, said, “The Charlotte mark is a strong brand name for GMA and we want to make sure it continues to be.”
A federal judge enjoined Technaoro Inc. and Gemtrends Inc. from further use of the Cartier trade dress as part of a settlement between the two companies and Cartier North America Inc. The settlement, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Aug. 6, also grants Cartier a $30,000 award. Cartier filed suit against the two companies in 2005, alleging infringement of several of its trade dresses. Technaoro and Gemtrends declined to comment.
Van Cleef & Arpels has accused Jeri Cohen Jewelry Inc. of copyright and trade dress infringement. In documents filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Aug. 8, the Swiss jewelry house accused Jeri Cohen Jewelry of infringing on its Alhambra trade dress. Van Cleef & Arpels is seeking a permanent injunction against the sale of any items found to be infringing, the delivery of such goods for destruction and all profits derived from their sale, attorneys’ fees and damages. Jeri Cohen Jewelry declined to 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