What's Going On With Tapestry Shares Today?

Zinger Key Points
  • Coach reportedly sues Gap alleging trademark infringement.
  • Coach, owned by Tapestry, accuses Gap's Old Navy unit of selling T-shirts adorned with "Coach" without permission, causing confusion.

Tapestry, Inc. TPR shares are trading lower today. The company’s acquired luxury handbag maker Coach reportedly filed a trademark infringement lawsuit for The Gap, Inc. GPS.

Coach and its parent, Tapestry, accused Gap’s Old Navy unit of illegally selling T-shirts decorated with the word “Coach” and said that they never permitted Gap to sell the T-shirts, reported Reuters.

The company said the sale may confuse customers into believing Coach was involved. 

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Coach said this had caused “irreparable harm” because thier trademarks symbolized “a unique blend of fashion, craftsmanship, style, and function” reflected in the sale of “luxury lifestyle items,” not T-shirts. 

As per the report, Coach is seeking unspecified damages for trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and violations of a California unfair competition law.

The retailer also seeks the destruction of unsold inventory of infringing clothing.

Investors can gain exposure to the stock via Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Discretionary ETF RSPD and Bushido Capital US Equity ETF SMRI.

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Price Action: TPR shares are down 2.78% at $43.92 on the last check Thursday.

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