Trademark Fight Ensues Over Lou's Red Shoes
A new line of women's footwear now being sold by Yves
Saint-Laurent has high-end French shoe designer Christian Louboutin seeing red.
Louboutin's companies, asserting that a new line of...
Active Sports Lifestyle USA, a manufacturer of active wear
for extreme athletes/riders, recently filed a trademark infringement action
against Old Navy. Old Navy is accused of infringing the "Active" trademark, which
In the midst of New York Fashion Week, Judge Shira
Sheindlein delivered a stylish valentine to the fashion law community in the case
of Gucci v. Guess?, Inc. , 2012 US.Dist.LEXIS 18497 (February 14, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...
Red M&Ms, red Crayolas red Porsches - let's hope they
never end. But what about the famous red shoe battle between designers Christian
Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent? You thought there was an end to that red
You might be...
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...
by Law360, the Second Circuit last Monday affirmed the
dismissal of Jovani Fashion Ltd.'s copyright case against clothing designer Fiesta
Fashions . Jovani Fashion, Ltd. v. Fiesta
Fashions, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 21245 (2d Cir. N.Y....
law , a person can't own an eagle. In fact, a person can't even own the
feather from an eagle. Federal law notwithstanding, nothing prevents a person
from owning the representation of an eagle, which is what American Eagle, the...
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
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...
By Nicole Rizzo Smith , a member of Sunstein's Litigation Practice Group
C oco Chanel once said, "Fashion is made to
become unfashionable." Perhaps due to this truism, fashion design is
largely unprotected by intellectual property...
If you've attended Toronto's Fashion Week, it's likely
that you've come away from the tent with a strong desire to wear a carpet to
your next cocktail party. If you haven't been to Toronto Fashion Week, let me
explain. Korhani is...
Fashion design is finally getting the protection it
deserves. In April, the European Union
renewed a selective distribution regulation,  set to
expire in May, which will allow makers of brand name goods to decide how their
products are distributed...
The Worth Collection, which sells clothing, jewelry and
fashion accessories, recently filed suit against a Florida business that sells
jewelry and fashion accessories under the mark and trade name "The Worth
Collection." According to the...
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...