June 2014 archive

FASHION LAW: VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS SETTLES MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT

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Vibram, maker of the ever-popular minimalist running shoes, FiveFingers, has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company made false promises to customers who purchased the shoes. The company guaranteed consumers “improved foot health” as well as fewer foot injuries as compared to its competitors in the running shoe market such as Saucony or […]

FASHION LAW: TAYLOR SWIFT SUED FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT BY LUCKY 13

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It isn’t news that Taylor Swift’s lucky number is 13. Even her Twitter handle ends with “13.” She even stated in an interview with MTV that “whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it’s a good thing.” Celebrities with little superstitions can be endearing, but Taylor Swift’s lucky number 13 has reached its last streak. […]

FASHION LAW: UK RETAILER LIPSY CRACKS DOWN ON COUNTERFEITERS

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Lipsy London retail store in South Africa London based designer-inspired clothing retailer, Lipsy London, files and wins a lawsuit against counterfeiters, Lionel and Jacqueline Benhaim. Lipsy is a subsidiary of the Next group, which specializes in women’s clothing that is linked with such celebrities Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian. The two Essex locals were caught […]

FASHION LAW: BALENCIAGA TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST STEVE MADDEN AGAIN

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Balenciaga, the Parisian fashion house, has sued Steve Madden for allegedly violating trademark violations on the styling of their notorious ‘motorcycle bag’. This would be the Balenciaga Giant 12 Gold City Black Lambskin Bag, retailing at $1,985 while Madden was selling theirs around a hundred. Steve Madden VS. Balenciaga Madden was selling the nearly identical bag […]

FASHION LAW: THE FORMER EX-EXECUTIVE AT LOUIS VUITTON BREAKING ALL THE RULES

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It has been confirmed that the former top-level executive of Louis Vuitton had jumped ship for Coach leaving with a merciless lawsuit from the very hands that fed her. Proven to have committed theft, Joon Ma, Louis Vuitton’s former VP of Canada and Bermuda, released sensitive company information and data when she left the brand in early April. In […]