By  on May 5, 2008

Designer and retailer Betsey Johnson LLC is seeking a preliminary injunction against Colorful Licenses BV to bar it from selling a fragrance. In a lawsuit filed May 1 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Betsey Johnson alleged that the parties' agreement was breached, and as of April 30 Colorful no longer has the right to manufacture, promote and sell a fragrance and related products with the Betsey Johnson licensed mark. Betsey Johnson is seeking monetary and other appropriate relief. The firm also wants to prohibit Colorful from selling $1 million worth of Betsey Johnson product in its warehouse. Colorful Licenses could be not reached for comment.

GoClear LLC, a skin care and beauty products maker, filed suit against Target Corp., alleging trademark infringement of its acne and aging solutions. GoClear said in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in California that Target adopted a "confusingly similar" mark to its trademarks "ClearX" and "The Clear Prescription." GoClear is seeking an injunction to prevent Target from continuing to use the trademarks. Target said that it has taken the appropriate measures to secure the rights to their Clear Rx pharmacy system. "We plan to defend ourselves against these allegations and are confident we will prevail," the company said.

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