Burberry Sues Iconix Over Signature Check Trademark

Law360, New York (August 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A move by Iconix’s London Fog brand to sell trench coats and scarves has spurred luxury goods company Burberry Ltd. to file a trademark infringement suit claiming that Iconix’s apparel comes too close to Burberry’s prominent check pattern.

Burberry initiated a suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleging that Iconix plans to unveil a trench coat sporting a checked lining that’s “confusingly similar” to Burberry’s trademark. The suit also accuses Iconix of intending to sell a scarf that...
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