USA: Victoria's Secret To Block Trademark Infringements
Lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret has taken four Internet traders to a US District Court in two separate law suits alleging cyberpiracy and trademark infringement.
In the first of the suits Artco Equipment, Holt Industries and Howard Goldberg, all from Westwood NJ, have been accused of setting up web sites using the Victoria's Secret name to sell lingerie and sex toys.
An arbitration panel had previously ruled in favour of Victoria's Secret and shut down one site, but the suit alleges that the defendants set up other sites implying they sell the branded items.
In a second suit the retailer is seeking to ban ex-Playboy playmate Victoria Zdrok from using web addresses that use part or whole of the Victoria's Secret name to sell lingerie and other items.
- Fashion fit for the future – strategies for speed
- How PVH is paving the way for connected apparel
- Digitisation to drive new apparel-making models
- Pakistan industry seeks help to kickstart exports
- Under Armour Lighthouse will disrupt production
- US Q3 in brief - Rocky Brands, Gymboree Corp
- Child refugees found in Turkey apparel factories
- Chinese manufacturer invests $20m in US facility
- Primark sourcing chief Gordon steps down
- Managing change in the move to new tech tools
- Africa-Med strategic sourcing review – comparing East Africa, North Africa and Turkey
- REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack
- Southeast Asia strategic sourcing review – a focus on Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar
- Global Sports and Fitness Wear Market 2016-2020
- Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022