Resident Now Suing Aeropostale Over Lower East Side Trademark

Posted on: March 30th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

In early February, word leaked that Clinton Street resident Robert G. Lopez was seeking legal action against J. Crew for using his trademark of the Lower East Side designation.  It was a David versus Goliath fight and one that captivated many of our readers.  Now a month later, these litigious actions continue with another big dog in fashion.

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Indeed, a Boogie tipster sent along word last night that the proud owner of indie L.E.S. Clothing Co. is now after Aeropostale for a similar infringement.  Lopez alleges that the clothier introduced a women’s line of Lower East Side “graphic popover hoodies” in December 2010, and is suing for all profits received exploiting “Lower East Side” and punitive damages.

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Here is the legal paperwork to back up the lawsuit, dated March 24. Much like the J. Crew case, Lopez is again representing himself Pro Se (sans attorney). Do you think he stands a chance here?

Aeropostale Lower East Side Complaint

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