LONDON — Nevada Apparel Corp., a New York-based women’s clothing company, has entered into litigation against Arcadia, the parent of U.K. retailer Topshop, concerning the Topshop brand name.

A hearing regarding the case was held at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, on July 18. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Aug. 18, with a bench trial set for Aug. 21.

As first reported in WWD, Philip Green, the owner of Arcadia, is looking to open a Topshop flagship of up to 90,000 square feet in New York as soon as next spring. Topshop currently sells a selection of pieces from its higher-end collection, Unique, at the New York boutique Opening Ceremony. A spokeswoman for Topshop here declined to comment on the litigation.

A summons was issued to Arcadia on May 24, and a preliminary injunction against the company was set on June 22. On June 27, the case was referred to a magistrate judge for assignment.

Since then, there have been several motions and orders relating to the case. There were at least two proceedings in the case, and a protective order, “regarding the procedures that will govern the handling of confidential information” relating to the case, according to court filings.

This story first appeared in the July 31, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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