J. Crew jacking UP Lower East Side
Poor J. Crew, what’s it going to do? It is a company struggling to separate itself from Banana Republic and Urban Outfitters and now it is also looking for new ownership. J. Crew says that their sales have dropped because of nervous shoppers and competitors offering larger discounts.
More interestingly though is a recently filed lawsuit against J. Crew for trademark infringement. Robert G. Lopez is the owner of the “LOWER EAST SIDE” trademark. His clothing line called, L.E.S. Clothing co, manufacturers t-shirts and sweaters for customers looking for an urban chic look in the New York area. Well guess what? It just so happens that New York based J. Crew also makes “LOWER EAST SIDE” sweaters. (look here) At first glance this lawsuit sounds like a pretty bland David vs. Goliath episode, however Robert G. Lopez is a pro se plaintiff. He is going into this lawsuit with no attorney! We here at Fame Appeal are in the process of contacting Mr. Lopez for more information. SUPPORT ROBERT G. LOPEZ!!! SUPPORT INDEPENDENTLY OWNED CLOTHING LINES!!