Last month, the High Court in London ruled that Victoria’s Secret’s diffusion line of ‘Pink’ Stores infringes on British shirt maker Thomas Pink’s trademark.
Thomas Pink is a retail luxury clothing business started in London in 1984, by three Irish brothers James, Peter and John Mullen and are famous for their high quality, luxury mens and womens shirts.
Now part of the LVMH group, Thomas Pink filed the case back in 2012 when the US lingerie giant began to open standalone Pink stores in the UK in a bid to target the younger demographic with the younger, quirkier line.
In a statement Jonathan Heilbron, president and chief executive officer of Thomas Pink, told Womans Wear Daily. “We are pleased with the outcome of this case, and will continue to protect the considerable investment that has been made into building Thomas Pink into a leading luxury-clothing brand.”
The brand will now seek an injunction to stop any further infringement by Victoria’s Secret in the future.