FASHION LAW: A LUXURY COLORADO HOTEL DOESN’T LIKE J. CREW’S NEW QUILTED JACKETS
A Colorado resort is suing J. Crew in federal court for using its heritage name on one of the label’s outerwear collections.
Crew’s Broadmoor collection shares the same name with the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, founded in 1918, which also sells its own line of outerwear. The Broadmoor claims that this leads consumers to confuse its famous name with the clothing brand’s merchandise. The hotelier also uses the name among a range of proprietary products and services and is trying to prevent J. Crew from using its “Broadmoor” items in partnership with other brands, arguing that customers will also associate the elegant hotel will those brand collaborations.
The Denver Post reports that according to the lawsuit filed in Denver’s U.S. District Court, J. Crew failed to respond to the Broadmoor Hotel’s cease-and-desist requests. Lawyers for both sides of the case have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
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