WHIPgroup has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Vineyard Vines in the District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:17-cv-1033 (D.Conn.) (filed June 22, 2017). Vineyard Vines is a well-known American clothing and accessories brand which style is influenced by the island life of Martha’s Vineyard and sold under the famous Vineyard Vines® and EVERY DAY SHOULD FEEL THIS GOOD® trademarks, often accompanied by its signature whale logo. The complaint alleges that Preppy Outlet, an online third-party seller, is infringing numerous Vineyard Vines trademarks in the sale of unauthorized goods.
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