NEW YORK, June 27 Oscar de la Renta Inc on
Friday sued Elizabeth Arden Inc RDEN.O over a fragrance the
cosmetics and perfume maker is selling at Wal-Mart Stores Inc
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan,
accuses Elizabeth Arden of selling a perfume made for
distribution only as a free gift with other Oscar de la Renta
products in Wal-Mart stores without proper authorization.
"Sale of such a product is inconsistent with the image and
reputation of Oscar de la Renta and its licensed fragrance
products," the fashion label said in the lawsuit.
The suit accuses Elizabeth Arden of trademark infringement
and unfair competition. Oscar de la Renta is seeking a
permanent injunction preventing Elizabeth Arden from selling
the perfume, attorneys fees and any other remedy the court
An Elizabeth Arden representative did not immediately
return a call seeking comment.
(Reporting by Emily Chasan, editing by Mark Porter)