The Associated Press are reporting that Diane von Furstenberg Studio LP are suing Target for selling a dress which features a print that is too similar to her trademarked Spotted Frog design.
“Specifically, defendants’ infringing dresses nearly identically copy the scale, pattern and colorways of DVF’s Spotted Frog Design,” the lawsuit said. “Defendants’ infringing dresses are ‘wrap’ dresses made of materials designed to look like silk jersey, a style consumers and the general public have come to associate with DVF.”
The Spotted Frog pattern was first shown on the runway for the Diane von Furstenberg spring 2007 runway collection in September 2006 and used extensively in DvF dresses, swimwear, luggage, and handbags.
Unfortunately, the infringing dress was removed from the Target website on Wednesday, but is reportedly still on sale at Target retail stores.
Check out the Target dress in question over at Fashionista here.