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IP Update - The 2010 Fashion Bill: Inching Towards Protection
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Julia Matheson and Katherine Staba

On December 1, 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to send the bill titled the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ( S. 3728 ) (the "IDPPPA") to the full Senate for a vote. The bill was originally introduced by... Read More

Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: A Narrowly Tailored Proposal
Posted on 2 Sep 2010 by Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

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... Read More

S. 3728 - Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

111th CONGRESS 2d Session S.3728 To amend title 17, United States Code, to extend protection to fashion design, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES August 5, 2010 Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mr. HATCH, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. WHITEHOUSE... Read More

Schumer Introduces Legislation to Protect Fashion Design
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by Copyright & Trademark Law Community Staff

Press Release from the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Council of Fashion Designers of America : Washington, DC - Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (S. 3728)... Read More

US Senate bill would extend unprecedented copyright protection to fashion designs
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by Arent Fox LLP

By Anthony V. Lupo , Sarah L. Bruno and Amy E. Salomon On August 5, 2010, US Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, introduced S. 3728 , the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act. If passed, the Act would extend copyright protection to fashion... Read More