Polartec LLC, based in Lawrence, Mass., has filed a patent infringement complaint with the German District Court in Düsseldorf against Pontetorto SpA, a fabric manufacturer in Prato, Italy, and its German sales agent, Christian Weichert Internationale Textilvertretungen GmbH.
The complaint alleges that the defendants have infringed and continue to infringe on a European patent licensed exclusively to Polartec that is directed to grid-back, knit construction textiles by the sale of Pontetorto’s Technostretch products. In addition to monetary damages for patent infringement, Polartec’s lawsuit seeks an injunction preventing the sale of infringing products.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)