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It looks like Alexander Wang could be in some seriously hot water.
Just a few months after sending Urban Outfitters a letter asking that it stop selling all of its Navajo-branded products, the Navajo Nation has sued the retailer for infringing its trademark — and its sole right to make and market products under its tribal name.
The Kardashians just can’t seem to escape legal trouble. Last year Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney (and the ever-present Kris Jenner) were sued for a whopping $75 million for ending a contract with a shady children’s credit card company. Now it looks like Kim and Khloe are going to be sued once more, this time over QuickTrim, a diet supplement they shill for.
Remember like a year ago when a beauty company tried to separate Britney Spears from millions of her hard-earned money because they thought they’d been unfairly cut out of her perfume earnings? Spears has now settled the matter by paying them off.
If you thought Tory Burch‘s preppy and polished aesthetic meant she was too sweet to take anybody to court, you were wrong. Word has it she’s thinking about taking her ex-husband and co-chair of the board of directors of her company Chris Burch to court over his new retail concept, C. Wonder.
In what is probably the most amusing case of the pot calling the kettle black this year so far, Macy’s filed a lawsuit in which it claimed that Martha Stewart shouldn’t be allowed to sell her home goods collection at JC Penney because that store’s “less upscale” market cheapens the value of Stewart’s Macy’s line.
Well, there goes that reference letter. A former Harper’s Bazaar fashion closet intern is suing the magazine’s publisher Hearst for unpaid wages– and she’s trying to get other unpaid interns to sign onto a class action suit that could challenge the way the fashion industry (and in fact many industries) rely on the labor of eager young people just trying to get their foot in the door.
Yes, Christian Louboutin is still battling it out with Yves Saint Laurent over his patented red sole.
Because Kim Kardashian hasn’t been sufficiently embarrassed and isn’t mired in enough legal muck already, the folks at The Gap have vowed to produce a full file of personal information about her before they go head to head with the reality star in court.
We had the highest hopes, really we did, that Nicole Snooki Polizzi would take over the fashion and retail worlds with all of her various plans to make shoes and clothes and bags and fuzzy slippers. And then SRG Ventures, the company that was going to help her oversee her burgeoning empire, got mad at her and slapped her with a gigantic lawsuit.
Did Ivanka Trump knock off Derek Lam? It sure looks like it.
What’s in a name? Everything, apparently, especially when you’re a brand as big as Rolex. The Swiss luxury watchmaker is suing a small deli for using its name, claiming that the sandwich purveying shop will confuse its customers into thinking that it’s in the business of ladling soup.
Turns out that rumor about Kris Humphries suing Kim Kardashian for millions upon millions of dollars isn’t true after all. Sources close to the basketball player say he wouldn’t dare go up against his soon-to-be ex-wife in court.
Turns out that billion-dollar tax evasion lawsuit the Italian government dumped on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is back in action. This week, a court overturned the April ruling that let the designers off the hook — and Gabbana took to his Twitter page to air his grievances with the situation.
The West Hollywood fur ban is moving forward through the slog of legal minutia required for it to change from an idea to a bona fide law, and there’s one fashion industry group that’s prepared to stop that from happening.
As it turns out, baby blue and bright red are a color match made in heaven. Well, legal heaven, anyway. Tiffany & Co. on Tuesday filed a brief in support of Christian Louboutin‘s red-sole trademark lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent.
Rihanna and David LaChapelle have reached a settlement in the fashion photographer’s lawsuit against the singer, which accused her of using his images as inspiration for her S&M music video.
The Old Navy commercial that poked fun at Kim Kardashian‘s lifestyle might have been silly, but The Gap is taking the resulting lawsuit very seriously.
Back in January we reported on Hermès suing Thursday Friday over its Birkin-printed totes. (And then we promptly bought one in blue.) Now Thursday Friday is the one filing a counterfeit suit.