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.