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Unafraid to Fight, Island Company Continues to Protect its Trademark

Resort lifestyle apparel brand Island Company continues to fight to protect its highly coveted trademark “Quit Your Job, Buy A Ticket, Get A Tan, Fall In Love, Never Return®.” In the third lawsuit of 2015, Island Company filed suit against retailer, Cotton On USA Inc. for trademark infringement.

The trademark first appeared on Island Company clothing in 2004. The “Quit Your Job” collection includes T-shirts, tank tops, tumblers, beach accessories and more. The trademark is a symbol of Island Company’s quality, reputation and good will.

In a lawsuit filed on the 23rd day of December, 2015, Island Company claims that Cotton On’s use of the mark “Quit Your Job, Buy A Ticket, Travel The World, Fall In Love, Repeat” in connection with apparel is likely to cause confusion, mistake and deception. The replicated mark by California-based, Cotton On USA Inc., is likely to result in consumers purchasing this product in mistaken belief that it originates from Island Company.

Island Company has filed suit against several other apparel companies for infringement of its “Quit Your Job, Buy A Ticket, Get A Tan, Fall In Love, Never Return®” trademark.

“It constantly amazes me that others use our trademark without a simple search of Google or the Trademark Office. Island Company's mark is federally registered in the United States and in many countries world-wide, and I have no problem defending our trademark against anyone big or small,” comments Spencer Antle, Island Company’s Founder and Creative Director. In October, Island Company sued Pac Sun and Kendall and Kylie Jenner for its Kendall and Kylie Jenner collection boasting a similar rendition of Island Company’s trademark. The parties have settled this matter and Pac Sun has removed all existing shirts from its stores.