American Eagle Argues Walmart Stole Jean-Pocket Design

By Matthew Santoni (July 7, 2022, 4:43 p.m. EDT) — Walmart so blatantly copied American Eagle Outfitters’ distinctive stitching pattern on the back pockets of its women’s jeans that a federal court in Pennsylvania should return a Summary judgment on allegations that the retail giant violated the Lanham Act, American Eagle’s attorney said Thursday.

The Pittsburgh-based clothier claimed the design on the back pockets of its women’s jeans – a “signature curve with a running stitch”, over another thinner horizontal stitch – was so distinct and recognizable that when Walmart suppliers copied her largely for their “Time and Tru” brand in-store, customers recognized her and called her online to be…

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