Thomas Pink

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Thomas Pink
shirt-maker[1]
Industry men's shirts
Founded 1984
Founder James, Peter and John Mullen
Headquarters London, UK
Area served
worldwide
Owner LVMH
Website thomaspink.com

Thomas Pink is a British shirt-maker.[1] It was started in London in 1984, by three Irish brothers, James, Peter and John Mullen.[2] Since 1999 it has been part of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy group.[1][2][3]

The company was named after Thomas Pink, an 18th-century tailor in Mayfair, London.[2]

In 2012 Thomas Pink launched legal proceedings in the UK against Victoria's Secret, which was marketing lingerie under the label "Pink"; Thomas Pink claimed Victoria's Secret was infringing on its trademarks, confusing customers and tarnishing its image pursuant to the Trade Marks Act 1994.[1] Although Victoria's Secret attempted to raise a number of defences including revocation for non-use, and attacking the validity of the marks for descriptiveness and lack of distinctiveness, in July 2014 in the High Court of England and Wales Judge Colin Birss ruled in Thomas Pink's favour.[3] Victoria's Secret, which is owned by L Brands, is making efforts to protect its trademarks in the United States,[4] where the British trademark ruling did not have any effect.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Elizabeth Paton (8 June 2017). Thomas Pink Appoints John Ray as Creative Director. The New York Times. Accessed July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Thinking of Pink". Sunday Business Post. 2 December 2007. 
  3. ^ Alanna Petroff CNN Victoria's Secret loses PINK brand battle 5 August 2014
  4. ^ Matt Ellis adweek.com Victoria's Secret Loses U.K. Trademark Infringement Battle London-based retailer wins 'pink' case 4 August 2014
  5. ^ Stock, Kyle (1 August 2014). "In War for the Word 'Pink,' a Menswear Retailer Defeats Victoria's Secret". Bloomberg News. Bloomberg L.P.