The Burberry check is one of the most knocked-off designs. Usually the knock-offs, like the kind you’ll find lining Canal St., are so bad you wouldn’t ever mistake them for the real thing.
But apparently Body Glove’s pink checked phone covers are cutting it too close. Last Friday, Burberry filed suit against Body Glove for copying their check, SheFinds.com is reporting. The case, which sells for $29.99 on Body Glove’s site, is described as “a hard shell case that has been wrapped with a unique plaid textured material.” Not so unique, Burberry is alleging.
As a brand susceptible to counterfeits, Burberry’s legal team keeps busy. This will be the third lawsuit they’ve filed this year to protect their trademark (though they’re not taking out ads to prevent you from saying “Burberry-esque” yet). They also sued NYC boutique Variazioni and TJX (TJ Maxx and Marshalls) for selling counterfeit goods. This case seems different, as Burberry appears to be going after Body Glove for actually creating a counterfeit product, rather than selling counterfeit goods.
We’ve reached out to Burberry for comment, and will update as soon as we hear more.