Coach Claims Jo-Ann Fabric Infringed Logo

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Luxury accessories maker Coach Inc. hit Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores with a trademark infringement suit Monday in Illinois, saying merchandise sold by the company infringes its Signature C logo and is likely to confuse consumers.

The pattern of elongated Os found on the Blizzard Fleece fabric sold by Jo-Ann Fabric both on its website and in its stores bears more than coincidental resemblance to Coach's distinctive pattern of Cs, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois....
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