* Yoga brand filed suit to defend pant design patents
* Lululemon expanding in the United States
Nov 20 Canadian yoga wear retailer Lululemon
Athletica Inc said on Tuesday it settled a lawsuit over
its distinctive yoga pants against PVH Corp's Calvin
Klein and G-III Apparel Group Ltd.
Vancouver-based Lululemon said the terms of the settlement
agreement are confidential. According to a court filing, it
agreed to dismiss its lawsuit.
Lululemon filed the design patent suit in a Delaware court
in August, singling out two Calvin Klein "Performance" brand
pants that it believed were manufactured and supplied by G-III.
Lululemon's colorful, form-hugging clothes are ubiquitous in
Canada, especially among affluent young women, and the brand is
becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Premium yoga
pants are its signature product.
When the company reported earnings in September, Chief
Executive Christine Day vowed to use its patents to protect its
The case is Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc v. Calvin Klein
Inc et al, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, No.