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Urban Outfitters settles Navajo Nation lawsuit

Urban Outfitters has settled a five-year legal battle with Native American Group Navajo Nation.

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Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against the retailer after Urban Outfitters released a range of clothing and accessories called “Navajo”, which the group claimed had designs similar to its own. 

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed but it is understood Urban Outfitters and Navajo Nation have plans to collaborate on a jewellery collection in future.

Azeez Hayne, general counsel for Urban Outfitters, said the firm was “pleased it had reached an agreement”.

He added: “We take the rights of artists and designers seriously, both in protecting our own and in respecting the rights of others. As a company Urban Outfitters has long been inspired by the style of Navajo and other American Indian artists and looks forward to the opportunity to work with them on future collaborations.”

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