Coach Sues Designer Fragrance & Gifts for Trademark, Trade Dress, and Copyright Infringement

New Albany, Indiana – Trademark attorneys for Coach, Inc. and Coach Services, Inc. of New York City have filed a lawsuit alleging Designer Fragrance & Gifts of Jeffersonville, IN, infringed a family of COACH trademarks which are registered with the U.S. Trademark Office, including Trademark Registration No. 2,088,706 for the mark COACH in connection with goods such as luggage, satchels, and backpacks.

In addition to the trademarks, the complaint alleges infringement of copyrights which have been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office . Coach also alleges that its products feature distinctive and non-functional trade dress, including designs, fabrics, colors, and patterns. The defendants are offering for sale counterfeit products which are “studied imitations” of Coach handbags, wallets, jewelry, and sunglasses and thereby infringe and dilute the COACH marks, infringe the trade dress and copyrights, and constitute unfair competition, according to the complaint.

This case has been assigned to Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and Magistrate Judge William G. Hussmann in the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 4:10-cv-00112-TWP-WGH.

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Further Information about the case is as follows:

Plaintiffs:

COACH SERVICES, INC. and COACH, INC.

Defendants:

LORETTA M. BECKNER and DESIGNER FRAGRANCE & GIFTS

Case Number:

4:2010cv00112

Filed:

September 22, 2010

Office:

New Albany Office [ Court Info ]

:

William G. Hussmann

Presiding Judge:

Tanya Walton Pratt

Nature of Suit:

Intellectual Property – Trademark

Cause:

15:1114 Trademark Infringement

Jury Demanded By:

Plaintiff

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