The U.S. government has substantial anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy efforts in place. However, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), these efforts could be significantly improved primarily through strong permanent leadership to foster better coordination within and among federal...
Complaint For Damages
Defendant Target Corporation Answer
Defendant Target Corporation Amended Answer
Alexander McQueen was extraordinary- not only for his brilliant dark and gothic designs but for his groundbreaking desire to fuse technology and fashion. He will be missed tremendously but he leaves behind work and innovation whose impact is boundless.
- Stephanie Horbaczewski, Director of Marketing...
Fashion Week in New York - 1000's of new designs will be
unveiled to the public
But what will happen to the new
designs that are most appealing?
What protections exist for the
creators of these designs?
View the February 17, 2010 Fashion Week Design Protection
Members who follow the Fashion Industry Law page ( http://www.lexisnexis.com/Community/copyright-trademarklaw/landing-page.aspx?Item=301 )
would be well advised to delve into this new work. FASHION LAW is a comprehensive survey of the
legal issues of the industry, covering not only US and...
Yet another anti-counterfeiting case,
but this case is especially interesting because, in addition to the trademark
and trade dress claims, there is a true copyright infringement claim based on
Read the complain in Coach. Inc. and Coach Services. Inc., v. Robina
On February 15, Devi Kroell Inc. and Azzorro Capital Inc. v. Graciela
Chiurazzi was filed in the New York Supreme Court, New York County. The plaintiffs are
investors in the business of Ms. Chiurazzi, a/k/a Devi Kroell, who as part of
the investment transaction assigned IP and publicity rights associated...
Recently, Hermès International filed a federal complaint in New York against a defendant who sold a cloth tote bag bearing
photographs on its exterior surfaces of the corresponding exterior surfaces of
Hermès's iconic Birkin bag. Hermès is suing for false designation of origin...
Friday's Motion to Dismiss and supporting Memorandum of Law puts forth some novel and interesting interpretations of
or download the entire motion from Hermès International v. Thursday Friday, 11 Civ. 580 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 07, 2011)
For more information...
The global fashion and apparel industry has grown to
represent a $3 trillion market. Therefore, a new area of law is required to help guide fashion designers
and executives through the legal quandaries peculiar to fashion. Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion
Executives and Attorneys addresses...
By Shannon King
The multi-million dollar trademark and trade dress dispute between Italian fashion label Gucci and American designer Guess?, Inc. ("Guess?") marches on toward trial as Judge Shira Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York largely...
Earlier this month, Vera Company sued Liz Claiborne / Fifth
& Pacific, alleging that defendants have been selling Kate Spade products, including
but not limited to dresses and telephone cases, that infringe Vera's Poppy
Field design copyright.
The complaint describes the Poppy Field design...
By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP
This is not altogether related to the fashion industry but it's pretty darned interesting! And, let's face it, here at CanadaFashionLaw , we can tie almost everything back to fashion!!!!
Australia recently enacted probably the toughest law against the...
By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP
France is known for its fashion. Perhaps more importantly within the fashion world, France is known as being one of the last remaining champions of the petites mains : highly skilled tailors and seamstresses that are the "behind the scenes" technicians...