Resident Now Suing Urban Outfitters Over Lower East Side Trademark

Posted on: June 9th, 2011 at 4:05 pm by

Clinton Street resident Robert Lopez is on a roll.  A month after dropping a lawsuit at the doorstep of Gap, Inc., the litigious trademark holder for “Lower East Side” is back with another action.  This time it’s against Urban Outfitters.  According to a tipster, papers were filed earlier today with the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

It seems Mr. Lopez has been somewhat successful in protecting his L.E.S. Clothing Co. brand.  Said Boogie reader also included the following note:

Also got word that he recently shut down CafePress, printmojo, and a few other online merchant sites from selling Lower East Side Clothing.

Much like the previous THREE cases, Lopez is suing for all profits received exploiting “Lower East Side” and any resultant punitive damages.  Below is the court document:

Robert Lopez Vs. Urban Outfitters

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  • Phil

    I salute Rob for what he is doing to protect his brand.  He been grinding with the LES clothing for many years and has given many people who no longer even live in the LES an outlet to represent with so I tip my hat to this dude…keep up the good work Rob!!!

  • David

    good for him, that’s not an easy thing to do.

  • Lil Lisa

    Get Em LES Clothing…these big companies have no roots or history with the LOWER EAST SIDE so shouldnt be trying to profit off of it in anyway…hope u shut em all down…LES baby…keep doin ur thing

  • Guest

    No one owns a neighborhood. That’s like trying to copyright the skyline of manhattan. It is about consumer confusion, if a customer would be duped into thinking Lower East Side created the product. I don’t see Brooklyn Industries suing every time someone does a shirt about Brooklyn. Get real.

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