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.
Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of using similar gift boxes to the ones patented by gifting company Perfectly Presented LLC. The lawsuit was filed on April 28 in a U.S. District Court in Utah. According to court documents, Perfectly Presented obtained the patent for the gift boxes on Aug. 27. Perfectly Presented asked the court to destroy all infringing gift box products and for damages and trial costs. American Eagle was unavailable for comment.
Victoria's Secret was accused of stealing the design for its Very Sexy 100-Way Strapless Convertible Bra. Katerina Plew filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against the Limited Brands Inc. brand on April 21, alleging patent infringement. According to court documents, Plew said she designed the bra and patented it on May 11, 2004. She said Victoria's Secret was aware of her patent, but continued to infringe on the design. Plew asked for unspecified damages and trial costs. Limited Brands declined comment.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)