“Tall Trees, Cold Seas” is a slogan that Nanaimo based RSDK Apparel has been using on their clothing brand for over two and a half years. The small Vancouver Island company has come up against some controversy, after noticing one of Old Navy’s t-shirt designs was using the same slogan.
RSDK Apparel has contacted the large corporation through their on-line messaging system, but he has yet to receive a proper response. The company is now learning from lawyers that they might be able to claim intellectual property from Old Navy.
“Even just a small public acknowledgement [from Old Navy] would have been great,” says Josh Patience, part owner of RSDK Apparel. He says the company has also focused on keeping the brand focused on the Vancouver Island lifestyle.