Lucky Brand Reaches Settlement With Laser Company


As of Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lucky Brand Dungarees and RevoLaze have settled a lawsuit filed last year over a laser technology used for distressing blue jeans.

Last August, RevoLaze filed a complaint for patent infringement with the International Trade Commission against 17 blue-jeans manufacturers that included Lucky Brand, Koos Manufacturing, Levi Strauss & Co., 7 For All Mankind, The Gap, Guess, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Eddie Bauer, The Buckle and Buffalo David Bitton.

RevoLaze, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, also filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

At the time, the company’s chief executive, Darryl Costin, said he wanted people using RevoLaze’s patented technology to do so legally.

In the settlement with Lucky Brand, based in Los Angeles, the clothing company now has a nonexclusive royalty bearing license to use RevoLaze’s patented laser abrasion technology for denim garments.

“We are excited to partner with Lucky Brand to help them realize the cost, quality, throughput and environmental advantages with our technology,” Costin said in a statement.

Lucky Brand said it was happy to reach an agreement that resolves the legal proceedings with RevoLaze and allows Lucky to explore a partnership in development work.

Previously, Levi’s and 7 For All Mankind reached a settlement with RevoLaze.