COLUMBUS, Ohio - September 16, 2009 Abercrombie & Fitch says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal
court in Columbus that Knowles' intent to use the name constitutes
trademark infringement, unfair competition and deceptive trade
New Albany, Ohio-based Abercrombie says its Abercrombie & Fitch
Trading Co. subsidiary has owned the Fierce trademark since 2002
for its own men's fragrance.
It asks the court to order Knowles to halt her plan to sell a
fragrance with a similar name.
Abercrombie says sales of its fragrance have exceeded $190
million. It projects 2009 sales at $64 million.
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