“I regret that certain pieces of my February 2013 Fall Winter fashion line incorporated imagery that was similar to images owned by NHS and Messrs. Phillips,” Scott said in a statement released by NHS. “I now recognize my mistake and out of respect to their work and their rights, the clothing and handbags at issue will not be produced or distributed.”
The American fashion designer also agreed to destroy the infringing apparel, according to NHS’s president and CEO, Bob Denike, who dispatched company representatives to witness the destruction of the clothing and handbags featuring Santa Cruz’s “Psychotic Eyes” and former pro skater Rob Roskopp’s monster graphics, among other popular skate illustrations from the 1980s.
“Anytime there’s someone out there infringing on our artwork and logos, it dilutes the strength of our intellectual property,” Denike told XGames.com. “This settlement is a statement for us that NHS protects its copyrights and trademarks. Our dealers, distributors and licensees can feel confident that we don’t [mess] around. We protect what we have, and they know it has integrity and it’s not getting watered down.”
Denike had no comment about whether monetary compensation was part of the settlement.
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