Nos. 1275, 1276, Dockets 90-9082, 90-9124.

933 F.2d 162 (1991)

COACH LEATHERWARE COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ANNTAYLOR, INC.; Laura Leather Goods, Ltd.; A & R Handbag, Inc. and Ron's Elegance Center, Inc., Defendants, AnnTaylor, Inc.; Laura Leather Goods, Ltd.; and A & R Handbag, Inc., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided May 15, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Luigi P. De Maio, De Maio & Hughes, New York City, for defendants-appellants Laura Leather Goods, Ltd. and A & R Handbags, Inc.

James A. Beha II, Hertzog, Calamari & Gleason, New York City, for defendant-appellant AnnTaylor, Inc.

Daniel S. Ebenstein, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, New York City (Anthony F. Lo Cicero, Steven M. Levy, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, New York City, of counsel), for plaintiff-appellee Coach Leatherware Co., Inc.

Before KAUFMAN, WINTER and MINER, Circuit Judges.

IRVING R. KAUFMAN, Circuit Judge:

Copying women's designer handbags appears to be a convenient device for those seeking to ride fashion's often unpredictable waves. Abundant support for this observation is provided on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue where within close proximity of the flagship stores of Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel, street vendors peddle imitations of these familiar designs. More confusing, and thus more troublesome...

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