Mary Kay Says Michael Kors Broke 'MK' Trademark Pact

Law360, Houston (February 12, 2013, 9:46 PM EST) -- Mary Kay Inc. on Friday launched a suit in Texas court, alleging luxury clothing company Michael Kors LLC is using its founder’s initials to promote a competing line of products, violating an agreement the companies struck governing the use of similar trademarks.

The cosmetics giant claims that Michael Kors has filed applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register “MK” as a logo to be used on a charm attached to an Estee Lauder cosmetic gift bag, ignoring a “coexistence agreement” the companies inked...
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