Fashion Law: Edie Parker Sues Copycat Clutch Label
Edie Parker, the NY-based accessories brand behind vintage inspired enamel box clutches, is suing another label for copyright infringement. The uniqueness to Edie Parker’s collection, designed by Brett Heyman, stems from each piece that is specifically designed for each client adorned with their name. These clutches have become very popular amongst the celebrity, socialite and blogger crowd.
The lawsuit was filed last week in the Southern District of New York. In the suit, Edie Parker accuses handbag company Box Bag and its associated agent, Beth Smolen, of selling “handbags that parasitically copy Edie Parker’s protected handbag trade dress and copyrighted designs.”
The lawsuit cites Box Bag’s disregard of three federally registered design copyrights. Edie Parker further alleges that Smolen “has also misused the Edie Parker trademark on her website and social media, all in a wrongful attempt to exploit the hard work and creative effort of Edie Parker and create consumer confusion and attract attention to her website and marketing efforts.”
The handbag’s rolled out of Box Bag retail for a tenth of the price of those marketed by Edie Parker. The company has asked that Box Bag be prevented from selling the bags in question and claims damages in excess of $50,000.
Sourced at Vogue, The Fashion Law
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