The dispute began in 2011 when JCP and Martha Steward Living Omnimedia announced plans for a series of mini-shops in department stores across the U.S., according to a report on CNN Money.
Macy’s claims that the JCP shops will violate its own agreement with MSLO that gives the retailer an exclusive license for Martha Stewart-branded products in several categories including bedding and dinnerware.
A spokesperson from MSLO told CNN Money that the brand is not Macy’s “in-house designer” and asserted that the company can design products for anyone it chooses.
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