Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Gwen Stefani suing Forever 21
Gwen Stefani is suing the retail chain Forever 21 for trademark infringement. In papers filed in LA Federal Court, reps for the singer's Harajuku Lovers line claim Forever 21 is marketing, promoting and selling products featuring a design "virtually indistinguishable" from Harajuku's heart/box logo. The clothing chain is alleged to have "changed a couple of words in the Heart/Box Trademark, which are inconspicuous and likely to go unnoticed by a consumer." The Forever 21 designs use the same logo but call their line "Forever Love." Earlier this year Diane Von Ferstenberg sued Forever21 for trademark infringement as well.