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...

Valuing the Invaluable: US Government Looks at IP’s Contribution to Economy

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP The US Commerce Department, in conjunction with the US Patent and Trademarks Office, recently issued a report that looked at the economic contributions of intellectual property to the US economy. It's no joke. It is estimated that intellectual property-intensive...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Jos. A. Bank Faces Class Action Over “Never-Ending” Sale

By Karen F. Lederer and Eric L. Unis On April 5, 2012, two consumers filed a proposed class action in federal court in New Jersey against Jos. A. Bank, alleging that the men's clothing retailer perpetually misrepresented its merchandise as being "on sale." The lawsuit claims that the...

Canadian Media Houses Battle Over Fashionable Trade-marks

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP A decision was recently released relating to Toronto Life Publishing Company Limited and its successor company 1772887 Ontario Limited taking on Bell Canada in respect of its fashion-related blog in an opposition proceeding. ( OK - typing out 1772887 Ontario Limited...

The Other Shoe Drops

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP Zut alors! Christian Louboutin is not having a good year with the judicial system and must be seeing red! CanadaFashionLaw has extensively covered Christian Louboutin's dispute with Yves Saint Laurent in the US, with respect to YSL's use of the...

Louis Vuitton and The Hangover II: A Trademark Battle between Beauty and the Beast

How come The Hangover II can't keep its grubby mitts out of IP law. Last year, the movie did a bit of copyright battle with Mike Tyson's tattoo artist . That makes a little sense; boxing, tattoos and hangovers might fit into some sort of loose narrative. But could anyone have pictured The...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Fashion Film Art Movement

By Victoria Lee and Ted Max In this hyper-digital age, the designer brand's focus has gradually shifted from primarily print advertising media to reaching consumers through the Internet and many forms of social media with branded entertainment in the form of short fashion films. The fashion film...

Alexander Wang Settles Sweatshop Suit

Fashion designer Alexander Wang on Monday resolved a suit by former employees claiming his Chinatown facility in New York City was a sweatshop where workers were subjected to a hostile work environment because of their race and were denied overtime pay. Read More... .... Sign in with your...