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IMG Sues Event Organizer Over Use of ‘New York Fashion Week’

Talent management company IMG Worldwide LLC sued an event organizer in Manhattan federal court for allegedly misusing IMG’s “New York Fashion Week” trademarks to imply that it’s associated with the event.

IMG has been promoting fashion shows and related events with its “New York Fashion Week” and “NYFW” trademarks since acquiring the rights to the marks in 2001, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Fashion Week Inc. allegedly used “New York Fashion Week” to promote its events without IMG’s permission. IMG says FWI agreed to stop using the phrase…