Marc Jacobs has sued Ed Hardy over the quilted nylon bag at left.
It's been a Marc by Marc staple for a few years now, but Ed added it to his "collection" in 2009.
He's copied the size, the shape, the color (Marc's comes in seafoam green, too), the embroidery, the handles, the side pockets and the plaque in the center. In fact, if Christian Audiger hadn't made the bag even uglier by adding images of jumping fish - it might be one of the most identical copies we've ever seen.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles and says, "Defendants have committed and continue to commit their wrongful acts with the willful and deliberate intent to deceive consumers, to cause confusion and mistake, and to interfere with consumers' ability to identify the source of Defendants' Infringing Products by the appearance of such products' trade dress which imitate Plaintiff's authentic Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Tote Trade Dress, and by use of a mark confusingly similar to the Marc Jacobs Scrambled Trademark."
So basically, they know what they're doing. We've included more images, and most of the complaint, after the jump.