Le Sportsac Sued For Using Garbo Name On Bags

Law360, New York (September 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- High-end bag retailer Le Sportsac Inc. has been hit with a trademark infringement suit for using the name of Hollywood legend Greta Garbo in a line of handbags released last fall.

Harriet Brown & Co. Inc., which owns the rights to Garbo's name and likeness, filed the suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana seeking damages for the use of the late actress's name in commercial trade.

Le Sportsac introduced the “Garbo” bag as part of its boutique line of...
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