J.Crew Faces Trademark Suit Over Leopard Design

By Erin Coe (April 21, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Design firm Tony Duquette Inc. launched a suit in New York on Tuesday alleging J.Crew Group Inc.'s leopard-print cardigan infringed its trademarks and constituted unfair competition.

Beverly Hills, Calif.-based TDI, which holds the intellectual property rights of the late designer and artist Tony Duquette, asserts that J.Crew has promoted and sold its "Duquette Leopard Print Sweater" for women without permission.

The suit alleges that TDI's proprietary marks are now connected with J.Crew's product in retail, retail advertising and more than 150,000 online searches from various online search engines.

"J.Crew has knowingly and falsely passed off its goods as those of the...

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