August 2014 archive

FASHION LAW: L’oréal FINALLY SETTLES EBAY DISPUTE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS

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L’Oréal Paris and eBay Inc. have finally settled their long-time feud over counterfeit goods being sold on the e-market earlier this year on January 2014. The two companies have released a public statement ultimately closing the battle with an undisclosed settlement to L’Oréal from eBay and with eBay agreeing that it will continue to fight against […]

Fashion Law: American Eagle Sued Over Ad Campaign

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Retail giant American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) is being sued by a Miami street artist for unlawfully using his work in a global advertising campaign without consent. David Anasagasti, street artist better known as “Ahol Sniffs Glue” has been associated with his graffiti trademark of rows and rows of half-closed eyes that he claims American Eagle […]

FASHION LAW: CHARNEY FIRING BACK AGAINST AMERICAN APPAREL TERMINATION

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Former founder and chief executive of American Apparel, Dov Charney, is firing back against the company for his termination and won’t go down without a fight. Charney’s fate came to a halt last week after a thorough review of his behavior and flamboyant leadership by four board members in Manhattan. After long deliberation the board prepared […]

FASHION LAW: HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND MASS-RETAILER URBAN OUTFITTERS SETTLE LAWSUIT

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Contemporary mass retailer Urban Outfitters is frequently accused of mimicking other labels’ designs, and Harley-Davidson is its newest rival. Urban Outfitters has been accused of reselling the motorcycle company’s branded merchandise under its “Urban Renewal” label. In other words, Harley Davidson claimed items are sold without its permission, illustrating blatant violations of products branded with the Harley-Davidson marks. […]

FASHION LAW RE-CAP: KANYE WEST FACES A LAWSUIT OVER ILLEGAL SAMPLING OF SONG

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Kim and Kanye’s joyous honeymoon was rocked last July by news alleging that the recently married rapper had lifted a song from Robert Poindexter of the 70’s hit group The Persuaders illegally. This is not the first time the Atlanta-born rapper had been in hot water, and certainly not the first time he had been accused of illegally stealing songs. […]