A federal court in the Southern District of New York ruled in an April 5 opinion that a junior line marketed by Jones Apparel is "associated with" the Gloria Vanderbilt brand for the purposes of a royalty agreement between the company and Netherby Ltd.
A federal court in the Southern District of New York ruled in an April 5 opinion that a junior line marketed by Jones Apparel is “associated with” the Gloria Vanderbilt brand for the purposes of a royalty agreement between the company and Netherby Ltd. Netherby initially filed a lawsuit against Jones Apparel Group Inc. and Jones Investment Co. Inc. for alleged breach of contract in 2004. The dispute originated over whether the Glo trademark was associated with Gloria Vanderbilt. Netherby has had the rights to the Gloria Vanderbilt trademark since 1980. Jones developed the Glo by Gloria Vanderbilt brand for a line of children’s clothing in the mid-Nineties. Netherby alleged that Jones used the Glo trademark and didn’t pay contingent payments, in breach of a contract the companies signed in 1988. Judge Gerard Lynch agreed; in his opinion, he stated that Jones’ use of the Glo marks violated the contract and awarded an as yet undetermined amount of damages, according to court documents.
Rolex filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Philip Himschoot individually and as he does business as mynewwatches.com and Grand Crown in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. According to court documents, Rolex alleged that Himschoot sold, distributed and promoted watches bearing counterfeits and infringements of Rolex trademarks. Rolex asked the court for an injunction and asked for financial damages of up to $1 million for each trademark “the defendants have willfully counterfeited and infringed.” Himschoot did not return calls for comment by press time.
Mary J. Blige will be featured in ads for her friend, designer Dennis Basso. Of Blige, Basso tells WWD’s Rosemary Feitelberg, “She’s a modern day woman, extremely talented, very beautiful and she represents a powerful woman.” #wwdnews
Just In: In September, @bottegaveneta will be skipping a runway show. Instead, newly-appointed creative director Daniel Lee will make his debut for the brand in Milan next February. Lee succeeded former creative director Tomas Maier, who held the position for 17 years. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
The Gucci-Dapper Dan lineup, which launched today, reimagines archival pieces of the designer — especially tracksuits and jacket styles — in Gucci’s signature fabrics and decorative elements. Gucci leitmotifs, including embroidered dragons, bold letterings and the house’s signature green and red stripes, stand out on bomber jackets, T-shirts and tanks, in addition to tracksuits, which are offered in GG-printed nylon and velour. A new yellow Gucci logo also makes its appearance, inspired by the original sign of Dan’s Harlem store, reports @sandrasalibian. (📸: @ari_marcopoulos_official ) #wwdfashion
Candice Swanepoel’s line, Tropic of C is one of many modern, chic swimwear brands that use Econyl, a fabric made from regenerated nylon that is rescued from things like fishing nets, carpets and plastic landfills and remade into textiles for apparel and carpets. Other swim brands using Econyl include All Sisters, Mara Hoffman, Araks, Adidas and Volcom, to name a few, reports @jessiredale. Read more on sustainable swimwear on WWD.com. Styled by @elmercer (📸: @chrismiggs) #wwdnews
As the veil lifts on the topic of feminine care, modernized vagina-centric products such Queen V The Spritzer Rosewater Spray and vibrators from Smile Makers and Dame Products are growing in availability report @_a_collins and @ellenbthom. Read more on WWD.com #wwdbeauty (📸: @joshuascottphoto)