Designer Blocked From Using Own Name On Clothes

Law360, New York (January 13, 2010, 2:26 PM EST) -- Clothing designer Joseph Abboud, who left his namesake company in 2005, has been blocked by a judge from using his name on his clothing and product packaging, following an appeals court's vacating and remanding an earlier ruling that the designer must promote his clothing anonymously.

Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoined Abboud on Tuesday from using his name in his “jaz” line of clothes, labels, hang-tags or product packaging.

The judge did not, however, forbid...
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