Hanes Can't Block Forever 21 From Selling Bras In IP Row

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 12:58 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal judge denied a bid for a preliminary injunction Thursday from Hanesbrands Inc. that would have blocked Forever 21 Inc. from selling sports bras that allegedly infringe a Hanesbrands patent.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles denied Hanesbrands' Sept. 7 preliminary injunction motion from the bench without filing a written order.

Hanesbrands filed suit in September, accusing discount clothing retailer Forever 21 of making and selling more than two dozen types of sports bras that infringe the patent-in-suit. It seeks damages as well...
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