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More Name Games: Joseph Abboud

In July, lawyers for JA Apparel fired a warning shot:  designer Joseph Abboud's noncompetition agreement had expired, and the company wanted to remind him that it owns his name.  Today's Wall Street Journal reports that JA Apparel is now taking direct aim, with a lawsuit charging both trademark infringement and breach of contract.  At issue is the designer's new line, "jaz," which he plans to promote with the tagline, "a new composition by Joseph Abboud."  Apparently this plan has struck a discordant note with JA Apparel.

Earlier post with more detail here; complaint to follow.