A couple of weeks ago, we reported that Sears was selling the leases on 5 of their biggest retail locations. It looks as if things are going really badly for the department store and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be looking up anytime soon. Late last week, it was reported that popular jacket maker, Canada Goose, launched a trademark infringement lawsuit against Sears, accusing them of selling knock-off Canada Goose “Kensington” parkas.
“(Sears) is intentionally seeking to mislead consumers and potential consumers into believing that they are purchasing a ‘lower-end’ Canada Goose jacket that is intended for sale at Sears,” Canada Goose writes in its statement of claim. “Canada Goose is aware of at least one instance of actual confusion, where a consumer saw the Sears jacket and believed it to be a Canada Goose jacket, or a ‘misleading knock-off’ and subsequently complained to Canada Goose.”
The jacket company is asking the Federal Court to order Sears to stop selling their Alpinetek® Women’s long down-filled jacket, which retails at $199.97 and is pictured above. The jackets look pretty similar to us! The Sears jacket even has a circular logo on the sleeve.
What do you think about this lawsuit? Does Canada Goose have the right to be pissed?
Source: CBC News