Yesterday we told you that Nasty Gal is currently selling t-shirts with some awfully familiar logos on them. The most blatant: its Fancy Bones Tee (below left). CHANEL got wind of our post, and the company's legal department is taking action to protect the trademarked logo. A CHANEL spokesperson told The Fashion Law: "CHANEL is writing Nasty Gal a cease and desist letter to stop the infringing sales and we hope that they will comply so that this matter can be resolved without the need to file a lawsuit."
This comes as no surprise as CHANEL diligently polices unauthorized use of its mark. You may remember that Karl Lagerfeld's design house infamously put an ad in WWD two years ago warning against trademark infringement, saying: "PLEASE DON’T ... We take our trademark seriously."
UPDATE: CHANEL got wind of our post, and sent Nasty Gal a cease and desist letter demanding that the online retailer stop selling shirts with CHANEL's trademarked logo. As of now, the t-shirts are no longer for sale, and a CHANEL spokesman told The Fashion Law: "We wrote them a cease and desist letter and we are glad they complied. We previously had taken action against the manufacturer."