NYC Merchant Pushes 'LES' Trademark Suit Against The Gap

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- A New York City street merchant who sued The Gap Inc. to defend a trademark named after the Lower East Side neighborhood pushed to keep his case alive Tuesday, arguing that the mark is distinctive.

Robert Lopez's "L.E.S." design, which appears on shirts he sells out of his apartment, is specialized and has become known to locals, his lawyers said at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who is considering a motion from Gap to toss the case on summary judgment.

Lopez claims...
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