Designer Loses Trademark Case, Can't Use Own Name

Law360, New York (June 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Fashion designer Joseph Abboud, who left the company that bears his name in 2005, must promote his new line of clothing anonymously, a judge has ruled, since any use of his name would infringe his former company's trademark.

Magistrate Judge Theodore Katz of the Southern District of New York on Thursday issued a permanent injunction barring Abboud, who has introduced a new line of clothing called jaz, from “using his personal name to sell, market or otherwise promote goods, products and services to the consuming public.”...
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