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Friday's Motion to Dismiss and supporting Memorandum of Law puts forth some novel and interesting interpretations of
or download the entire motion from Hermès International v. Thursday Friday, 11 Civ. 580...
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
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...
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...
Authored by the Congressional Research Service :
Fashion design does not currently receive explicit
protection under U.S. copyright law. Limited avenues for protection of certain
types of apparel designs can be found through trademark...
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...
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...
By Allan J. Sternstein and Neal G. Massand, Dykema Gossett PLLC
*This article was first published on insidecounsel.com .
For decades, fashion designers have watched their new designs be quickly copied with knock-off pieces that pop up on the open...
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...
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...
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...
On March 13, Vernon Bruce Hoeksema ("Hoeksema") commenced an
action in the Southern District of New York (12 CIV 1841) against Asprey
International Ltd. ('Asprey")and John P. Rigas ("Rigas") asserting claims of
On Monday, Mara Hoffman, Inc. sued Forever 21 in the
Southern District of New York, accusing the retailer of copyright infringement.
Mara Hoffman owns a copyright in and to a fabric entitled "Chief." According to
the complaint :
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)...
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...