Don’t Mess With L.E.S.
“[A] litigious Clinton Street resident has waged epic David-vs-Goliath battles against corporate fashion brands eager to cash in on the neighborhood name. Unfortunately for them, Robert Lopez owns the trademark to ‘Lower East Side,’ and has since the mid-nineties. Previous legal pursuits to protect the grassroots brand included cases against J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Payless ShoeSource, Gap, Inc., and Aeropostale.”
Read more here at local NYC Blog “Bowery Boogie.”