The Saks Department Store Group today announced it has obtained exclusive North American rights to use the 'Laura Ashley' trademark in certain women's apparel and accessory categories. The agreement, which applied outside of speciality retailer Laura Ashley Inc's owned stores, gives Saks the right to produce and sell misses, petite and large size sportswear, dresses, swimwear, and outerwear, as well as accessories (leather handbags, small leather goods, and jewellery) bearing the Laura Ashley name.