Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management Inc. was slapped with a breach of contract lawsuit last week over its Dream Angels beauty product line.
Airs Aromatics LLC, the owner of the rights to the “Angel Dreams” trademark, claimed the innerwear retailer failed to pay the annual fee it agreed upon for the use of the “Dream Angels” mark on grooming products, according to a suit filed Thursday in California federal court.
Based upon an agreement, the plaintiff said the defendant placed funds in an escrow account up through 2008 in order to make payments for use of the marks, but that around 2008, the retailer removed all the money, “failing to earmark” or pay the funds, which constituted a breach of contract.
Airs Aromatics, which has owned the “Angel Dreams” mark since 1991, also alleged that Victoria’s Secret applied for trademark registrations in 2007 for several “Dream Angels”-related marks after Victoria’s Secret said it would “not seek to challenge” the use of such marks. In addition to seeking damages, attorneys’ fees and other costs, the plaintiff is looking for Victoria’s Secret to cancel a host of trademark registrations relating to the “Dream Angels” mark.