Robert Lopez

Owner of ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark Files Suit Against American Eagle

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:12 am

Robert G. Lopez continues to go for the jugular. The litigious apparel maker – owner of the Lower East Side trademark as it relates to clothing (LES Clothing Co.) – is again on the warpath. This time, it’s American Eagle that’s fallen victim. Lopez, often nicknamed a “trademark troll,” filed suit against the brand in the […]

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Owner of ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark is Now After Forever 21

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

When you own the trademark to the Lower East Side as it appears on clothing, it’s a busy life of litigation. Robert G. Lopez is at it again. The small business owner, who owns LES Clothing Company (and formerly a store on Clinton Street), is now suing Forever 21 for usage of “LES NYC” branding. This […]

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Robert G. Lopez & LES Clothing Co. Sue Puma Over ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark

Posted November 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

It’s been a minute since his last public offensive, but litigious trademark enforcer Robert G. Lopez is back on the front lines. Another multinational fashion brand is using his trademark on its sneakers. We’ve seen this happen before, and it’s most certainly not the last time… First, a recap. As we’ve reported in years past, Lopez is […]

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Lower East Sider Files Trademark Suit Against Kanye West Over ‘Loisaidas’ Movie

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

Another local is going for the jugular over a trademark of a neighborhood designation. And he’s suing Kanye West. Lower East Side resident Michael Medina filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Kanye West and Damon Dash (who owns Poppington gallery on Orchard Street) over their episodic Loisaidas film. You see, Medina is part of a two-piece […]


Lower East Side Clothing Co. (and Coat of Arms) Departs Clinton Street After Rent Hike

Last modified June 10, 2014 at 8:22 am

Neither Gap, Aeropostale, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, et al could take down the litigious Robert G. Lopez and his trademark of “Lower East Side.” But rising rents on upper Clinton Street certainly did. You’ll recall that two years ago, Lopez teamed up with the already-established Coat of Arms urban boutique at 43 Clinton Street to sell his […]

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Judge Rules Against Robert G. Lopez in Lower East Side Trademark Spat

Posted August 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

Robert G. Lopez has been on the front lines defending his Lower East Side trademark these last few years with a fairly successful track record.

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Robert Lopez Sues Macy’s Over Lower East Side Trademark

Posted June 14, 2012 at 6:28 am

The battlefield of litigation – strewn with the corpses of infringing parties – has been silent for quite some time.

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LES Clothing Co. Pairs Up with Coat of Arms on Clinton Street

Posted February 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

After a busy fourth quarter fighting big companies infringing on his copyright, Robert G. Lopez of LES Clothing Co. is now emerging from the relative silence with some news.

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Interview: Robert Lopez of LES Clothing Company

Posted November 2, 2011 at 6:42 am

Robert Lopez was kind enough to answer a few questions about the neighborhood and his recent litigious pursuits. Meet the man behind the brand, after the jump!

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Robert Lopez Files Action Against Coat of Arms Over “Lower East Side” Trademark

Posted October 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

Clinton Street resident Robert Lopez is experiencing a banner year of exposure for his beloved LES Clothing Co. imprint. More litigious action after the jump!

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