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Economic Analysis of the Proposed CACP Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative by LEGC, LLC

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...

Coach v. Target, 1:09-cv-08329-LAK, United States District Court, Southern District Of New York - Complaint and Answer

Complaint For Damages Defendant Target Corporation Answer Defendant Target Corporation Amended Answer

In Memoriam – Alexander McQueen

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...

Design Protection and the Fashion Industry: Fashion Week or Fashion Weak?

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 Presentation conducted...

Recommended Reading: FASHION LAW, A GUIDE FOR FASHION DESIGNERS, FASHION EXECUTIVES AND ATTORNEYS

Community 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...

Recommended Reading: FASHION LAW, A GUIDE FOR FASHION DESIGNERS, FASHION EXECUTIVES AND ATTORNEYS

Community 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...

FREE DOWNLOAD - Complaint: Coach. Inc. and Coach Services. Inc., v. Robina Boutique. Zafar A. Quresh and Does I through 10, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-02476-RMB –JS, United States District Court District of New Jersey

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 design elements. Read the complain in Coach. Inc. and Coach Services. Inc., v. Robina Boutique. Zafar...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion Complaint - Devi Kroell Inc & Azzurro Capital Inc vs. Gracelia Chiurazzi, 650400-2011 (N.Y. Gen. Term 2/15/11)

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...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion Complaint - Devi Kroell Inc & Azzurro Capital Inc vs. Gracelia Chiurazzi, 650400-2011 (N.Y. Gen. Term 2/15/11)

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...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion Complaint - Hermes International vs. Thursday Friday Inc., 11cv0580 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 28, 2011)

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...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion Complaint - Hermes International vs. Thursday Friday Inc., 11cv0580 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 28, 2011)

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...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fashion / Motion to Dismiss Trademark Claim - Hermès International v. Thursday Friday, 11 Civ. 580 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 07, 2011)

Thursday Friday's Motion to Dismiss and supporting Memorandum of Law puts forth some novel and interesting interpretations of trademark law. View or download the entire motion from Hermès International v. Thursday Friday, 11 Civ. 580 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 07, 2011) For more information...

Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives and Attorneys - Now Searchable on Lexis.com

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...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Battle of the G's Rages On: Gucci's $124 Million Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement Lawsuit Against Guess? Withstands Summary Judgment

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...

Kate Spade Products Accused of Infringing Vera Neumann Design Copyright

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...

Australian Law Butts Out Branding

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...

Mon Dieu: Chanel Accused of Counterfeiting

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...