Monday, October 5, 2009

Coach Slaps Target With Another Lawsuit

It's back to the courtroom for Coach, Inc. and Target.

WWD reports that the luxury accessories maker has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleging that Tarjay "has sold knockoffs of its Patchwork and Ergo designs" in its stores. Coach claims that they saw the items for sale at the retailer over the summer.

Brand attorneys for Coach wrote, “Target is not authorized by Coach to manufacture, distribute, advertise, offer for sale, and/or sell merchandise bearing Ergo Designs or the Signature Patchwork Designs or designs confusingly similar there to". Target has made no comment.

This latest lawsuit comes almost three years after an earlier courtroom drama between the two companies. In 2006, Coach filed a $1M trademark infringement suit against Target, accusing them of selling a Coach handbag at a Target store in Largo, FL. The case was dismissed.

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