September 2014 archive

FASHION LAW: DECISION IN THE BALENCIAGA GHESQUIÈRE LAWSUIT

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Nicolas Ghesquière is certainly no stranger to the fashion world as the designer, who previously worked as an assistant to the great Jean-Paul Gaultier. He was brought on at the young age of 25 to head the Paris fashion house, Balenciaga. Most recently, Ghesquière left former employer Balenciaga for a creative director position at Louis Vuitton. […]

FASHION LAW: ALICE + OLIVIA PREVIOUS CO-FOUNDER FACES $10 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT

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  Former co-founder, Rebecca Matchett of New York-based contemporary clothing brand, Alice & Olivia is being sued by a previous business associate, Jessica Stark. Alice & Olivia was originally founded by two University of Pennsylvania alumnae, Stacey Bendet and Rebecca Matchett. Matchett stepped down from the management role due to a feud with Bendet shortly after. […]

FASHION LAW RE-CAP: DIESEL CHASES AFTER CYBERSQUATTERS

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In the sphere of counterfeits, cyber squatters, and pirated goods, there will always be unsuspecting customers who think they’re getting a great deal but instead are purchasing online frauds. Diesel is tired of the counterfeiters and is taking legal action against these mammoth sites that have falsely advertised and replicated their products. In the world […]

FASHION LAW: CARTIER SUES FORMER TIFFANY & CO. EXEC FOR TRADE SECRET THEFT

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Headlining the news, yet again, is Tiffany & Co., the ultra luxurious high-end jeweler who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Earlier this month, Cartier filed a lawsuit against former director of off-line advertising, Melissa Pordy, for requesting the help of a coworker to download confidential information regarding the jewelry house’s advertising plans. […]

FASHION LAW: NET-A-PORTER IN HOT WATER FOR TAX DODGING

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The ever popular and rapidly growing premier online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter, can now join the ranks of other companies with dodgy tax statuses. The company, most famously known for exclusively supplying the hottest looks of the season to style savvy consumers via e-commerce, is being accused of tax dodging and paying far less in taxes […]

FASHION LAW: BETTIE PAGE TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

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Bettie Page Clothing, owned by Russian model and clothing designer Tatyana Khomyakova, grew into a successful chain with 17 stores in the U.S. and Canada. For the past six years, the Bettie Page boutiques toted the namesake “Queen of Pin-up’s” 1950s image as its style. The Indianapolis personality-licensing company CMG Worldwide has revoked the right […]