Wednesday, April 27, 2011

J.Crew Sued Over Cardigan


Hello Everyone, 
Last week J.Crew was sued for naming
a cardigan "Duquette Leopard Print Sweater"

J.Crew is a multi brand specialty retailer
that offers an assortment of women's, men's and children's apparel and accessories.
Including swimwear, outerwear, loungewear, wedding, bags, hair accessories, belts, jewelry, and shoes.
It operated 321 retail stores throughout the United States.

Apparently J. Crew named the cardigan after Tony Duquette, 
an interior designer known for his use of Leopard Print 
on fabric, wall papers, furniture etc. 
Duquette died in 1999, but his company continues to show spot prints everywhere.
Hutton Wilkinson who has accused J. Crew of trademark infringement.
Wilkinson is not claiming money but is not happy about J.Crew using it's print without permission.

The cardigan was replaced with this one

29 comments:

  1. oh, this leopard print is beautiful!

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  2. I guess J Crew should have checked with his estate before!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the print, wouldn't have known they got sued.


    Fashion Rehab

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  4. j crew obviously knew what they were doing when they named the cardigan after Duquette, so I think its their own fault really...

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  5. Ooh that is really awkward...haha....but you would think they would have thought about that and asked permission...
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  6. lvely cardigan! love it so much
    great selection

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  7. thanks for your comment, i really love this post!!

    xx

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  8. ohhh.. I prefer the first cardigan.

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  9. That's a beautiful cardigan. I wouldn't have noticed that they used the Duquette print... until they named it after him. I'm surprised that a major retail store would fail to ask permission.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    - Grace

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  10. What a shame, the 1st cardy is amazing. I bet everyone who picked one up before JCrew was sued are happy they managed to own one. Xxxx

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  11. Very usual!!! Really awkward !!! But I prefer the second one !!!
    Kisses
    Lamia
    http://ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

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  12. love this. thanks for another inspired post. if you get a free second stop by and check out pics from LA's hottest event held last night. The fash is bananas. xoxo

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  13. yeah, you would think a company like j crew would ask first, but it's a shame they changed the print-the original is fabulous! xx

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  14. I like this kind of cardigans!
    Kisses,
    Sandra

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  15. i wouldn't be happy about it either - surprising since they're such a large company!

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  16. hmm... what did the company think would happen?

    regardless.... it's cute!!

    jenniwells.blogspot.com

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  17. gorgeous
    love this post!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  18. I think they're both gorgeous! But I can see why they wouldn't be happy

    Great blog - following now

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  19. Qué mono!! Sabes? Tengo una chaqueta muy parecida y me va con todo.
    xoxo
    B* a la Modas

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  20. I didn't know anything about that... surprising because they're such a large company!
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  21. love it ! thanks for your comment !!

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  22. Okay that's not too good but stil, I love J.Crew. Can't get enough of their tees, so comfy!

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  23. very interesting. great write up. thanks for another amazing post love. Don't forget to swing by to see my latest LAX fashion post. xoxo

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  24. Wow, trademarks and intellectual property, and large companies doing whatever they please. Say what they may, the cardigan may bring the attention back to that interior design company if they just let it.

    XOXO

    -La Copine

    =)

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  25. Those royaly wedding hats are so much fun!!

    I love the 70s inspired floppy hats

    jenniwells.blogspot.com

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  26. gorgeous cardi,wouldn't mind at all to have it!;))
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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