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Hold tight for some complicated legalese: Chris Burch, owner of C. Wonder, former husband of Tory Burch (the person), and former business backer of Tory Burch (the brand) has filed a 6-point complaint against his ex-wife, her business, and "individual board members of Tory Burch and Isla Capital, a subsidiary of a Mexican private equity firm that took a stake in Tory Burch in 2009," according to WWD.
These two are probably the best argument for not going into business with your significant other because (a) billions of dollars are at stake in the break up and (b) those who are not in business and/or law can not understand what all the fuss is about. The problem seems to center around the fact that C. Burch is trying to sell his stake in Tory Burch LLC, and his ex-wife is making it difficult, but head here for all the knitty gritty details. Fair warning: The squabble includes fighting words like "trumped up trade dress infringement" and "manipulated third-party bidders into requiring as a pre-condition to any transaction."
· Christopher Burch Files a Lawsuit Against Tory Burch [WWD]
· Tory Burch's American Girl Has a Well-Stamped Passport [Racked]
· C.Wonder Sued by Artist for Copyright Infringement [Racked]