Fred Perry Says Lands' End Copied Trademark Wreath

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT) -- U.K. clothing company Fred Perry Holdings Ltd. slapped Lands' End Inc. with a lawsuit Thursday in Illinois federal court, claiming the American clothing brand violated the terms of a 1998 agreement by using Fred Perry's trademark wreath image on its garments.

Lands' End, through its Japanese subsidiary, began producing clothing in 2010 that bore a wreath image, which has been the logo for Fred Perrry since 1965, the complaint alleges.

In doing so, Lands' End, whose parent company Sears Holdings Corp. is named as a co-defendant,...
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