Conso International Corporation, MP Holdings, Inc. and The McCall Pattern Company

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FTC v. Conso International Corporation, MP Holdings, Inc. and The McCall Pattern Company
FTC Matter/File Number:

0010154

Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Federal Court:
Southern District of New York

Case Summary

Conso International Corporation, owner of the Simplicity brand of home sewing patterns, abandoned its proposed acquisition of McCall Pattern Company after the Commission filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The complaint charged that the acquisition would reduce the number of United States sewing pattern designers and producers from three to two, creating a firm with more than 75% of the domestic unit sales of domestic home sewing patterns.