Evanston clothing store sues the Gap

Amanda Gilbert

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Evanston’s clothing store Fooey, Inc., accused the Gap of stealing one of its designs in a lawsuit filed in federal court Friday.

Fooey, Inc. is a private company located on 5050 Chicago Avenue that sells under infant and children’s clothing.

The store claims that the Gap manufactured a shirt two years ago with a design similar to one seen on a shirt Fooey sold in 2005.

The design Fooey accused the national chain of stealing was of a paper airplane on the front of the shirt and instructions for making the plane on the back.

The lawsuit also claims that the shirt’s design was copyrighted this year. However, the suit does not seek any specified amount of money.

– Amanda Gilbert