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...
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...
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...