Victoria's Secret Collection Steals Trademark, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 5:30 PM EST) -- A New York-based lingerie manufacturer on Thursday filed a trademark infringement suit in New York federal court accusing Victoria's Secret of ripping off the name "After Midnight" to launch a collection of intimate apparel and accessories that competes with its own set of sensual products.

Hanky Panky Ltd. alleged that it has been using that name for years in reference to a line of similar merchandise, and to make matters worse, Victoria's Secret has also begun utilizing its proprietary advertising slogan "Indulge your inner flirt" to promote a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Hanky Panky Ltd. v. Limited Brands, Inc. et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit



Denise L. Cote

Date Filed

October 31, 2013


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