Bra company sues on patent breach
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — A North Carolina bra maker said it needs some support, suing a woman’s intimate apparel company for patent infringement on its sports bras. The lawsuit centres on a patent acquired by Hanesbrands. Hanesbrands is alleging in federal court that Jacques Moret Inc., which sells bras under a Jockey International licence, is making and selling bras based on the Hanesbrands patent and product styles without its permission. Hanesbrands also accuses Jacques Moret of inducing infringement by others by instructing women on how to properly wear the bra. The company wants damages as well as injunctions against future infringement.