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.
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