Selden woman sues Victoria's Secret over bra design

A Selden woman says lingerie giant Victoria?s Secret ripped off her idea for a bra and is seeking retribution. Katerina Plew, a single mother of four, says she thought of the idea for a bra with straps

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2008, 11:06 PM

Updated 5,930 days ago

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A Selden woman says lingerie giant Victoria?s Secret ripped off her idea for a bra and is seeking retribution.
Katerina Plew, a single mother of four, says she thought of the idea for a bra with straps that can be worn in different ways in 1999. She sketched the idea for the bra and got it patented.
Plew says she contacted Victoria?s Secret about her idea and was about to meet with company executives when suddenly the meeting was canceled. She says she received a phone call saying the legal team at Victoria?s Secret advised against the appointment.
It was after that Plew saw the strapless convertible bra she says she designed in stores. She is seeking unspecified damages from the company and is suing it for patent infringement.
Victoria's Secret declined to comment on the lawsuit.
To watch the interview with Plew, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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