NEW YORK — The legal fireworks have started up again between designer Joseph Abboud and his namesake company, JA Apparel Corp.
JA Apparel filed a civil suit last week against Abboud on issues related to the latter’s new Jaz men’s wear label, the launch of which was first detailed in DNR on Aug. 6. Specifically, JA Apparel charged that Abboud’s stated intention to use his own name to help publicize Jaz would violate JA Apparel’s ownership of the Joseph Abboud trademarks. The company is seeking a permanent injunction forbidding Abboud from using the Joseph Abboud name on any marketing, advertising or promotional materials related to the Jaz brand, as well as unspecified monetary damages.
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