The Debate Continues

The Debate Continues

As we wait to hear what was happening with the Design Piracy Protection Bill, designers and their lawyers have been actively defending their rights. And, Law Review Article, two law professors -C. Scott Hemphill, Associate. Prof. of Law , Columbia Law School and Jennie Suk, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School- have contributed a clear and convincing economic and socio-cultural analysis in support of fashion design protection: The Law, Culture, and Economics of Fashion 61 Stan. L. Rev. 1147, March, 2009.
 
The article provides a critical analysis of and refutes with strong data an article that came out against the Bill a couple of years ago, authored by Kal Raustiala, Professor, UCLA School of Law and Chris Sprigman, Associate Professor of Law, Virginia School of Law; The Piracy Paradox- Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design 92 Va. L. Rev. 1687. December, 2006. Professors Raustiala and Sprigman were given the opportunity to respond to the Hempill and Suk article in the same issue of the Stanford Law review - Response: The Piracy Paradox Revisited.. 61 Stan. L. Rev. 1201, March, 2009.

Professors Hemphill and Suk Rejoinder was published along with the Raustiala and Sprigman Response  Remix and Cultural Production 61 Stan. L. Rev. 1227.

We’d like to hear what you and your clients are saying for and against Design Piracy Protection and all the special issues that your clients in the industry are dealing with. Join in the comment strand, or contact Chad Montgomery at chad.montgomery@lexisnexis.com, and we will get you started.