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 1 month ago '06        #1
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Off-White getting sued by April Walker & Walker Wear
 

 
Walker Wear, a New York-based streetwear brand of 30 years, is reportedly taking on Off-White in a new trademark-focused lawsuit.

According to the Fashion Law, the company filed a trademark infringement and dilution complaint after Off-White began to sell a $2,234 jacket featuring “a design nearly identical to Walker Wear’s storied WW XXL Athletic mark design.”

Walker Wear claims Off-White hasn’t pulled the piece despite customers having “mistaken Off-White’s jacket for [Walker Wear founder April Walker’s] work,” TFL reports, and claims that founder Virgil Abloh “chang[ed] others’ designs by only ‘three percent’ and then claim[ed] the design as his own.”

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“Off-White and its founder, Virgil Abloh, have an unfortunate history of deriving from the creativity of other designers,” the publication says the suit claims, after it shared that larger companies have a history of “misappropriating the work of independent designers like [Walker] on the a*sumption that she and others like her will be unable to meaningfully challenge them in legal proceedings.”

The suit was reportedly filed against Off-White and retailers Farfetch and Saks Fifth Avenue on Aug. 20, and claims that Off-White jacked their WW XXL Athletic mark—containing two overlapping W’s—that they’ve been using since 1993. This comes months after Walker penned an essay about the incident. According to the suit, the looks have “become widely a*sociated with Walker Wear and acquired substantial recognition, goodwill, and fame.”

Given Ms. Walker’s iconic status in the streetwear fashion industry and Mr. Abloh’s knowledge of the industry, Off-White was almost certainly aware of the Mark prior to designing, producing, and selling the infringing jacket,” the suit claims.

The company is seeking monetary damages after claiming Off-White violated N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 349, preventing deceptive and misleading business practices. Walker reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to Off-White and Saks in June.

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 1 month ago '06        #2
LYTE  OP
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I'm not even shocked by Virgil. I remember reading how he started Pyrex Vision with Champion tees and Rugby shirts
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 1 month ago '20        #3
Ninjahood 
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 LYTE said
I'm not even shocked by Virgil. I remember reading how he started Pyrex Vision with Champion tees and Rugby shirts
U aint even had to do that, someone posted rugbys on NT back than that were then da same pieces used to make pyrex.

Streetwear lane has more or less always been a glorified jackmove Hustle....

Word to supreme and Barbara Krueger.
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 1 month ago '06        #4
LYTE  OP
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 Ninjahood said
U aint even had to do that, someone posted rugbys on NT back than that were then da same pieces used to make pyrex.

Streetwear lane has more or less always been a glorified jackmove Hustle....

Word to supreme and Barbara Krueger.
I didn't have to do what?
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 1 month ago '20        #5
Ninjahood 
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 LYTE said
I didn't have to do what?
Read about it, on some hearsay... they basically posted side by side photos of purported Pyrex products with what used to be rugby.
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 1 month ago '15        #6
Black Larry 
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 Ninjahood said
U aint even had to do that, someone posted rugbys on NT back than that were then da same pieces used to make pyrex.

Streetwear lane has more or less always been a glorified jackmove Hustle....

Word to supreme and Barbara Krueger.
I was gonna bring up supreme. I guess they throw other companies money
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 1 month ago '06        #7
LYTE  OP
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 Ninjahood said
Read about it, on some hearsay... they basically posted side by side photos of purported Pyrex products with what used to be rugby.
The pics in the OP isn't Pyrex or Rugby tho.

When I first read/learned about Off-White, it was about how he copped the Rugby brand for the low and sold them for higher after painting it.

I was basically saying what he's doing now appears to be his MO.

Supreme is trash btw but I BELIEVE they get permission from the other companies
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 1 month ago '18        #8
Sick Flair 
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Great artist steal
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 1 month ago '19        #9
OaklandSmokin 
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April Walker a MILF though...
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 1 month ago '13        #10
North!!!  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 1 month ago '16        #11
LurkCousins 
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I came in thinking this was a off white x white walker Game of thrones collab

 1 month ago '20        #12
Ninjahood 
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 LYTE said
The pics in the OP isn't Pyrex or Rugby tho.

When I first read/learned about Off-White, it was about how he copped the Rugby brand for the low and sold them for higher after painting it.
Yeah that's what I'm referencing they had an entire expose years ago about rugby apparel being repurposed and sold for a higher price as Pyrex.









Link still on complex from 2013...
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 1 month ago '14        #13
strungout  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 OaklandSmokin said
April Walker a MILF though...
She got some booty on her but definitely more of a gilf


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 1 month ago '13        #14
North!!!  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 strungout said
She got some booty on her but definitely more of a gilf


Rawnopulloutshecanthavebabies
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 1 month ago '06        #15
LYTE  OP
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 Ninjahood said
Yeah that's what I'm referencing they had an entire expose years ago about rugby apparel being repurposed and sold for a higher price as Pyrex.









Link still on complex from 2013...
True
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 1 month ago '06        #16
whammy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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This should solidified that Virgil is not from or for the culture.

Stealing from an urban fashion icon such as April Walker is a damn shame.

Sidenote: Torey Lanez is wearing the jacket at 4:11.




Last edited by whammy; 09-05-2021 at 03:35 PM..
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 1 month ago '20        #17
Jimmy2times 
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 strungout said
She got some booty on her but definitely more of a gilf


Tittyfu*king then making her bathe me and then dress me in her latest collection
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 1 month ago '12        #18
Superstarbrown7  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 North!!! said

I posted this every time I hear vigil
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 1 month ago '19        #19
Dimonk 
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 Ninjahood said
U aint even had to do that, someone posted rugbys on NT back than that were then da same pieces used to make pyrex.

Streetwear lane has more or less always been a glorified jackmove Hustle....

Word to supreme and Barbara Krueger.
True but it was still streetwear not this pretentious, overpriced stuff we get now. Plus most tried to give decent quality for the price point, OW is more of a luxury price range.
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 1 month ago '07        #20
Deniro732 
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Off white is trash. That dude virgil is garbage
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 1 month ago '05        #21
JimDinO77  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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the W's don't touch, no case or argument... this sh*t is stupid and goofs just hating on Virgil cuz they dislike him lol
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 4 weeks ago '05        #22
CartelFamill 
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 JimDinO77 said
the W's don't touch, no case or argument... this sh*t is stupid and goofs just hating on Virgil cuz they dislike him lol
Trademark Office WOULD NOT issue him a Trademark becuz its too close to hers....

Virgil has said Out his Own Mouth that He will take someone Design and Change 3% of it so he cant sued
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 4 weeks ago '05        #23
JimDinO77  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 CartelFamill said
Trademark Office WOULD NOT issue him a Trademark becuz its too close to hers....

Virgil has said Out his Own Mouth that He will take someone Design and Change 3% of it so he cant sued
The fu*k are u looking at? It’s not even the same font

 4 weeks ago '04        #24
slapaho 
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Didn’t Tisa just sew their logo on sh*t they’d find at goodwill
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 4 weeks ago '11        #25
Anti  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 slapaho said
Didn’t Tisa just sew their logo on sh*t they’d find at goodwill
not sure bout nowadays but a few years back people were drippin in goodwill sh*t it's possible it just takes a lot of time and it's a hunt homies were going to 3 goodwills in the city tryna find the grails.



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