Van Heusen Sued Over Earth Mark On Shoes

Law360, New York (August 6, 2009, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The licensor of the Earth brand of footwear is suing Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., which owns the G.H. Bass & Co. footwear brand, for allegedly infringing on its trademarks by selling a line of shoes called G.H. Bass Earth.

Meynard Designs Inc. asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday to stop Van Heusen from using the G.H. Bass Earth mark, saying it will cause confusion among retailers and consumers who are likely to think Van Heusen's Earth line is associated with Meynard's...
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