Diadora America Inc. and Diadora SpA filed a lawsuit against Skechers USA Inc. for alleged trademark infringement. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Seattle on Feb. 12. According to court documents, the Italian footwear and apparel company alleged that California-based Skechers manufactured a line of sneakers called the Luger-Strafe that infringed on its own Diadora logo. According to exhibits included with the complaint, Diadora has had a registered trademark for the shape in question since 1985. Skechers did not return calls seeking comment. Diadora alleged in legal filings that, "Skechers deliberately employs a mark substantially identical to the Diadora logo, with knowledge of Diadora's long prior use, to mislead and confuse consumers into believing that Skechers' goods are provided, sponsored or approved by Diadora and to intentionally profit from Diadora's good will." The complaint included allegations of federal and state trademark infringement, unfair competition and trademark dilution. Diadora asked the court for a preliminary and permanent injunction, unspecified financial damages and trial costs.
Marc Jacobs is accused of plagiarizing a scarf design, according to media reports from Sweden as well as U.S.-based blogs. Goran Olofsson, a man living in western Sweden, said he believes he may own the copyright of a scarf being sold by Marc Jacobs. The brightly colored scarf emblazoned with the Marc Jacobs name allegedly may infringe on a scarf that bears the name of the village Linsell where the man grew up. Olofsson said Jacobs' scarf design bears an uncanny resemblance to a scarf his father made depicting a church, wood huts, bears, flowers and a coat of arms. Some of the images are symbols of Härjedalen, a county in northern Sweden. Olofsson said he had contacted Marc Jacobs and was waiting for a response. A representative for Marc Jacobs declined to comment.
KN Ltd. and San Francisco Network reached a settlement with Mervyns and J.D. Fine & Co. in a copyright and trade dress infringement lawsuit. J.D. Fine is a competing clothing manufacturer. KN Ltd. alleged in a federal lawsuit that a line of sleepwear sold at Mervyns infringed on its own sleepwear design. The Mervyns line, called Country Garden, was manufactured by J.D. Fine. The lawsuit alleged that the line infringed on the KN Karen Neuberger brands. Terms of the settlement were confidential. KN Ltd. announced the settlement on Feb. 15.Cartier, and several other Richemont NA Inc. divisions, Van Cleef & Arpels Logistics SA, Van Cleef & Arpels Inc. and VC&A Distribution Inc. won a consent judgment against J&P Timepieces Inc., Jeff Morris and Peter Fossner. According to a judgment filed in Manhattan federal court, the Richemont companies filed a lawsuit against J&P Timepieces and its principals for allegedly selling altered Cartier, Panerai, Piaget and Van Cleef & Arpels brand watches. The allegations included trademark infringement, counterfeiting, false designation and unfair competition. The defendants were ordered to pay $200,000 in damages and were restrained from infringing on Richemont's trademarks.
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