Rachel Roy Wins First Round Against Jones Company

Rachel Roy has won a preliminary injunction against Jones Group, the company that allegedly attempted to sell her brands and trademarks without her permission.

“I am pleased with today’s ruling and that the Court has recognized my rights to creative control and approval over the designs and licenses for my brand,” Roy said to WWD.


In March, Jones Group, which produces and has a 50 percent stake in Rachel Roy, decided to suddenly stop producing her designer label. A source within the company reported to Fashionista.com that the collection was not in line with Jones’s overall strategy.

Since then, Jones Group has been acquired by Sycamore Partners, and, apparently, has sold Roy’s brands and trademarks to Bluestar Alliance without Roy’s permission.