May 2014 archive

FASHION LAW: AÉROPOSTALE STRIKES H&M WITH TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

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Fashion retailer, Aéropostale, often frequented by teens during after school shopping trips at the mall, has filed a lawsuit against Swedish retailer H&M claiming the trendy fashion powerhouse illegally used its trademarked phrase “Live Love Dream” on select merchandise. Aéropostale asserted that a previous complaint about unlawful use of its trademarked phrase was filed this […]

Vogue Sued for Unlawful Use of Music During Kardashian Cover Photo Shoot

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The April issue of Vogue, featuring celeb couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, is expected to sell roughly 400,000 copies all the while dampening the spirits of Vogues Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour who may now be regretting her decision to feature the power duo. Vogue is now being sued by Rickey Spicer, once a 12-year-old Michael […]

“MK” TRADEMARK BATTLE BETWEEN MARY KAY AND MICHAEL KORS CLOSED

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The Mary Kay and Michael Kors trademark battle has finally come to an end… at least we hope. The dispute between the ever popular cosmetics company and high-end clothing line came to play last February (2013) when Mary Kay Inc. filed a lawsuit against Michael Kors LLC. claiming the clothing designer illegally promoted competing products […]

FASHION LAW: BURBERRY FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST SOUTH KOREAN UNDERWEAR MANUFACTURER

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British luxury fashion house, Burberry has been known to bring down perpetrators for decades against their distinctive tartan pattern, renowned as one of the world’s most widely copied trademarks. Recently, Burberry has filed a patent violation suit against a Korean underwear manufacturer, Ssangbangwool also known as, “SBW”, over coping the brand’s trademark check pattern. Burberry filed the suit with […]

FASHION LAW: VERA WANG IS TARGETED BY HAWAIIAN BOUTIQUE GEMMON LLC.

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The Gemmon Boutique (2006) sold exclusively Vera Wang lifestyle goods. If the wedding industry is known for keeping the peace, we haven’t seen it. No one is 100% safe from the wedding stress, not even for notorious wedding dress designer, Vera Wang, has been the target for a New York State Supreme court lawsuit. Levied […]