NEW YORK — French fashion house Céline on Monday obtained the verbal consent from Nine West Inc. and its parent, Jones Apparel Group Inc., to convert a temporary restraining order involving Céline’s "Boogie" bag into a preliminary injunction, sources told WWD Wednesday.

The parties are embroiled in a trade dress infringement dispute over an alleged knockoff of the Boogie bag design under Nine West’s Enzo Angiolini label. Both the TRO, obtained Nov. 23 by Céline, a part of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Fashion Group, and preliminary injunction involve the removal of offending products from stores. The underlying trade dress dispute still has to be litigated, unless the parties reach a settlement.

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