IN BRIEF

SCHWENK TAKES TOP SPOT AT ELLEGIRL: Jeane Schwenk has been promoted to publisher of Ellegirl from associate publisher, succeeding Linda Mason, who, as reported, joined Conde Nast Publications as vice president of strategic sales in the corporate sales and marketing department. Elle is published by Hachette Filipacchi. Schwenk reports to Carol A. Smith, senior vice president and Elle Group publishing director. Prior to helping launch Ellegirl, Schwenk was associate publisher of Elle. With a rate base of 300,000, Ellegirl will be published quarterly this year and six times in 2003.

AGNES B. v. ARDEN B.: Agnes B. said that it has settled a trademark infringement action it filed against The Wet Seal Inc.’s Arden B. division for an undisclosed amount. The lawsuit was filed in November 1999 in a Manhattan federal district court. As part of the settlement, Wet Seal will design a new logo for its Arden B. stores and merchandise.

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