Judge Rules Against Robert G. Lopez in Lower East Side Trademark Spat

Posted on: August 6th, 2012 at 11:31 am by

Best sticker ever

The judge wasn’t in his corner this time around, instead ruling in favor of the defendant.

Robert G. Lopez has been on the front lines defending his Lower East Side trademark these last few years with a fairly successful track record (Aeropostale, Urban Outfitters, J. Crew). One of the more recent cases, the one against Gap Inc. over some Old Navy tees, didn’t quite work in his favor.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer granted Gap’s motion for summary judgement in the case, stating that Lopez “did not prove a likelihood of confusion between the two shirts that Old Navy was selling and the Lower East Side Co. products.”

When reached for comment, Lopez intimated that he’s not going down without a fight and plans to appeal the judgement. “This will not deter my efforts of enforcing my rights in the marks,” he said. “In the event that consumers are lead to believe that my products are endorsed by any other company or vice versa, then I will do what is necessary to have my day in Court.”

Meanwhile, the lawsuit against Macy’s is still pending.

Recognize.

Recent Stories

rickys-halloween-delancey
Ricky’s Halloween Superstore on Delancey Street is Now Open

Like clockwork, the temporary Halloween stores are sprouting up throughout the city, eager to exchange shitty, one-time-wearable product for dollars. The Lower East Side is obviously no exception. Ricky’s planted two dedicated “superstores” within a few blocks of each other – 250 East Houston and 104 Delancey. The latter opened for business yesterday. This address was, […]

zarin-grand
Zarin Fabrics’ Awning is Removed from 314 Grand Street; TD Bank Coming Soon

Already with one multinational bank to its name, 314 Grand Street certainly didn’t need another; especially fifteen feet away. Anyone could tell you that. Though, such is life on the Lower East Side. Contractors erected corner-hogging scaffolding on Friday afternoon, a facade obstruction that’ll be with us for the foreseeable future. You’ll recall that Zarin Fabrics relocated […]

christian-berst-rivington
Christian Berst Art Brut Gallery is Opening at 95 Rivington Street

Vintage boutique Dear:Rivington operated in the ground floor of 95 Rivington Street for five years before departing the 1840-era townhouse back in June. Quite a tenure considering so many of its peers barely last two in the Hell Square environs. The business relocated to the gold coast of Great Jones Street to a store more […]

rayuela-allen
Rayuela on Allen Street is Currently Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations’

Rayuela on Allen Street is the latest Lower East Side restaurant to employ ye olde unannounced shutter for “renovations” trick. The popular “freestyle Latino” joint (also known for its brunch) abruptly closed within the last couple days to change things up. Scope of the so-called renovations is unknown to the public at the moment, and […]

feit-bowery-shop
‘FEIT Direct’ Footwear Brand Opening Flagship Store on the Bowery

Corporate conglomerates have finally colonized the easternmost fringe of Prince Street. Where just a few years ago turnover here at the corner of Bowery was quite high, stability seems ripe. Anne et Valentin, Sandro, Helmut Lang, and Maje all maintain a presence on the block. The FEIT Direct footwear brand is now joining the fray at […]

  • Jackie Alperson

    MR. LOPEZ, YOU DO NOT OWN THE PHRASE “LOWER EAST SIDE”.
    IT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD IN NEW YORK CITY.
    YOU ARE JUST GOING TO SPEND YOUR LIFE IN COURT.

  • david

    Gap is know for ripping off other designer’s work.