Battle Of The Bags

Law360, New York (February 18, 2011, 2:00 PM EST) -- The fashion industry’s battle against fake designer handbags wages on. In a five-count complaint filed Jan. 28, 2011, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, French high fashion house Hermes International alleges that online retailer Thursday Friday Inc. is selling cotton tote bags featuring color photographs of its trademarked, iconic Birkin Bag.

Hermes brings claims of false designation of origin, trademark infringement and dilution under the Lanham Act, various claims under New York state law, and seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive...
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