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Chanel sues parody tee brand for Ghostbusters T-shirt

It's all because of a T-shirt with the iconic ghost merged with Chanel's double-C monogram

By Andrea Tim | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Chanel sues T-shirt
Photo: The Fashion Law

If you're in the market for cool fashion parody T-shirts, whoever you call had better not be Chanel, because they are not happy with a certain What About Yves T-shirt that has violated trademark infringement. Not happy at all.

The offending tee, which blends the famous ghost from Ghostbusters and Chanel's double-C logo is in the centre of a lawsuit, which the French fashion house has filed against the brand for having confused customers with unauthorised use of the trademark. Chanel also claims that What About Yves founder Jeanine Heller "intends to reap the benefit of the goodwill that Chanel has created in its trademark," according to The Fashion Law.

The tees and sweatshirts bearing the parody design are no longer available on the website. Chanel is seeking damages up to three times the actual damages sustained, so this shows that you don't mess with the fashion bigwigs.

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