Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is suing US fashion label Forever 21 over copyright infringement.

The lawsuit, filed during the summer, is over its “Beach Please” tote bag, according to Fashion Law. H&M is understood to be claiming trade dress infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition.

In its filing, H&M alleges Forever 21 began selling a nearly exact version of the bag knowing that H&M was offering its own "Beach Please" bag.

It continues: “Defendant has employed one or more companies in China to manufacture and import the infringing product into the US. […] Many of the products sold by defendant are manufactured in China for the defendant. The defendant has also been accused of copyright violations in the past.”

When contacted, a spokesperson for H&M said: “We are not able to go into any details as we do not comment pending legal processes.”

Forever 21 also said, as company policy, it does not comment on pending litigation.