Crown Farmer Versus Urban Outfitters

The legal parameters that define logo infringement are not always clear and can sometimes result in hairy situations when conflicts drift into the gray area of the law. This was certainly the case in early June when clothing brand Crown Farmer announced that retail chain Urban Outfitters was allegedly cutting up Crown Farmer T-shirts, sewing the ripped shirt graphics on jackets, and reselling them.

The whole debacle began a year and half ago when Crown Farmer filled a large T-shirt order for Urban Outfitters. The T-shirts featured the slogans