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Schumer Introduces Legislation to Protect Fashion Design

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...

Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: A Narrowly Tailored Proposal

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...

CRS Report - Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: A Legal Analysis of Legislative Proposals in the 111th Congress

Authored by the Congressional Research Service : Summary 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...

The Necessity of Protecting Fashion Designs in the Internet Age

New York 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...