• COACH, TARGET SETTLE CASE: Coach Inc., Target Corp. and LF USA reached a settlement Monday that ended an infringement lawsuit the accessories maker brought last year. Terms were confidential. Court records said the suit, filed in U.S. District Circuit in Manhattan, was voluntarily dismissed. “We are pleased to have reached a settlement that is satisfactory to all parties,” said Todd Kahn, Coach senior vice president and general counsel. Coach accused Target of selling handbags that infringed on the trade dresses of its Patchwork and Ergo designs. Target brought a counterclaim against Coach that sought to invalidate the two trade dresses. The parties later updated the filing to include LF USA’s Rosetti Handbags as a defendant. The vendor had supplied the allegedly infringing bags.

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