Despite the kick-back-and-enjoy-life message on its trademark T-shirts, a Clematis Street-based clothing designer and distributor doesn’t run from a fight – even against far bigger competitors.
Proving its feistiness, Island Company on Friday filed suit against Abercrombie & Fitch in U.S. District Court, claiming the clothing behemoth stole Island’s happy-go-lucky message. It’s asking a federal judge to force the iconic Ohio-based Abercrombie to stop using a slightly altered version of Island Company’s signature message, destroy any merchandise that features it and pay handily for ripping off its idea in the first place.
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