Clothier Awarded $5.6M In New York & Co. Trademark Row

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 5:41 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Friday ratified an advisory jury's ruling against retailer New York & Co., agreeing it willfully infringed on the trademark "velocity" in connection with workout wear and awarding $5.6 million to a rival clothier.

The "velocity" usage was trademarked by exercise-wear veteran Reflex Performance Resources Inc. in 2012, and the plaintiff's $250 million a year in sales relies partially on it, Reflex — also known as 4 Pillar Dynasty LLC — said in its April 2016 complaint.

"The court agrees with the jury's opinion as to willfulness, and therefore judgment is entered holding defendants jointly and...

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