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), which will offer intellectual property protection...
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, Mrs.
GILLIBRAND, Ms. SNOWE, Mrs. BOXER, Mrs...
piracy has long been considered a problem by some in the fashion industry and a
boon by others. Other than trademarked brand logos, fashion design has
primarily been in the negative IP space; clothing often considered a
"useful article" ineligible for copyright protection or unable...
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 law in the United States.
Fashion trends are...
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 and patent law, though
proponents of copyright protection...
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 designs, including many types of men's, women's...
Senator Charles Schumer recently introduced the Innovative Design Protection
and Piracy Prevention Act, S. 3728 , to create the first statutory protection
specific to fashion designs. This bill, proposed to amend the US Copyright Act,
provides intellectual property protection to apparel...
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 Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on
August 5, 2010...
Unlike their European Union counterparts, where protection of fashion
designs has always been a part of the legal and cultural "fabric," for
years the U.S. has lagged behind and failed to provide a clear framework
for protecting fashion designs against infringement. While design
July 13, 2011 Memorandum Regarding the Subcommittee hearing on H.R.
____, the "Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act": Friday,
July 15, 2011, at 10:00 am in 2141 Rayburn HOB.
Read the entire Memorandum.
fashion designs finally be clothed in 'copyright' protection?"
On the eve an Ides of July congressional subcommittee hearing on the Innovative
Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA), this question leaves me
torn between diving for my Swarovski crystal ball...
So far, the U.S. laws offer little IP protection to fashion designers.
As a result, fashion designs are copied freely by many. The U.S.
copyright law does not extend protection to the overall design of
clothing (the "useful" articles are not protected). There is a limited
By Aya Eguchi*
*B.S.E., Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, 2005; J.D. Candidate, Cornell Law School, 2012; Editor, Cornell Law Review, Volume 97.
Excerpt from Curtailing Copycat Couture: The Merits of the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act and a Licensing Scheme for...