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To Moniteur or Not to Monitor, That is eBay’s Question

There are two sides to every coin, and in light of recent judgments, it looks like eBay’s coin is coming up heads in Europe and tails in the United States. In France, a court recently ordered eBay to pay approximately $60 million to the fashion company, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, because...

The Debate Continues

As we wait to hear what was happening with the Design Piracy Protection Bill, designers and their lawyers have been actively defending their rights. And, Law Review Article, two law professors - C. Scott Hemphill, Associate. Prof. of Law , Columbia Law School and Jennie Suk, Assistant Professor of Law...

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...

Fashion Giant American Eagle Seeks to Reign in Cab Company’s Use of Eagle Mark

Under federal 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 fashion company, has done. American Eagle owns...