Vogue properties Fendi and Marc Jacobs have been sued for trademark infringement in the United States District Court for the Central District of California by a different garments corporation acknowledged as Roma Costumes, Inc. In accordance to Roma Costumes, Fendi and Marc Jacobs infringed their trademark legal rights to Roma Costumes’ trademark when they collaborated to release Fendi’s “Roma” assortment. In accordance to Roma Costumes, the “reimagined logo” by Marc Jacobs is confusingly very similar to Roma Costumes’ trademark.
According to the Criticism, Roma Costumes sells women’s apparel, extras, and costumes all through the United States and owns two individual trademark registrations for ROMA and ROMA COSTUMES, as the marks relate to “fitted garments for women of all ages, specifically, costumes.” Roma Outfits statements to have been utilizing the marks for decades and expended substantial sums of cash internet marketing and selling its apparel line in commerce. Appropriately, Roma Clothes seeks injunctive relief.
Roma Costumes also contends that Fendi and Marc Jacobs knew or must have recognised of Roma Costumes’ trademark rights but selected to violate them in any case. Roma Costumes does not clarify how Fendi or Marc Jacobs knew or must have regarded of Roma Costumes’ trademark rights, but its allegation is possible a reference to the existence of the trademark registrations, which, as a issue of regulation, set all functions in the country on constructive see of the owner’s rights.
Apparently, Fendi also owns a design and style mark consisting of a symbol with the phrase FENDI in substantial font on best of the phrase ROMA, which applies to garments, handbags, wallets, suitcases, backpacks, hats, and other objects. But in accordance to the Complaint, that trademark registration features a disclaimer that Fendi does not have the ideal to use the term Roma on your own. Of course, if that’s true, it could be problematic in this motion.
That is the Fendi mark that Fendi and Marc Jacobs “reimagined” to create the Roma logo that is at problem in this dispute. In accordance to the Complaint, it has been promoted on YouTube, in journals, on the Fendi web site, and on a variety of other platforms. With this kind of widespread dissemination, Roma Costumes has excellent reason to be involved if its trademark rights truly are top-quality to Fendi’s.
Fendi and Marc Jacobs have not nonetheless responded to the Grievance or issued a public statement. We will retain an eye out for developments on the scenario.