NEW YORK - Joseph Abboud is known for his composure and charm, but the savvy designer faced a tough challenge keeping his usual cool last Friday as JA Apparel's lawyers picked apart his defense on the third day of the much-anticipated trademark infringement trial.
During the opening days of the trial, the plaintiffs have worked to establish JA Apparel's complete ownership of the Joseph Abboud name, and on Friday attorney Thomas Smart of Kaye Scholer kicked that strategy into high gear, grilling Abboud on the language of the agreement with GFT, to which he sold his trademarks in 2000 for $65.5 million.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)