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...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Louis Vuitton Achieves Genuine Victory Over Flea Market's Phony Sales

By Tyler Baker Luxury brand titan Louis Vuitton recently achieved a significant victory over counterfeiting of its designer products. In an action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Louis Vuitton sued the Eisenhauer Road Flea Market, its owner, Bruce L. Gore, and...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: @theForefront: The Celebrity Fashion Tweet

Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the current hyper-digital age is the ever-shrinking gap between the celebrity and everyman. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the realm of the celebrity tweet. Twitter, the pervasive microblogging website, promises thrilling accessibility to prominent...

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...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPS: FCPA Compliance Considerations for the Fashion and Beauty Industry

In recent years, the U.S. government has vigorously enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") against individuals and companies representing a variety of industries. Recent press reports suggest that entertainment companies may be the target of current SEC enforcement efforts, and...