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 […]

FASHION LAW: AÉROPOSTALE STRIKES H&M WITH TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

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Fashion retailer, Aéropostale, often frequented by teens during after school shopping trips at the mall, has filed a lawsuit against Swedish retailer H&M claiming the trendy fashion powerhouse illegally used its trademarked phrase “Live Love Dream” on select merchandise. Aéropostale asserted that a previous complaint about unlawful use of its trademarked phrase was filed this […]

Vogue Sued for Unlawful Use of Music During Kardashian Cover Photo Shoot

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The April issue of Vogue, featuring celeb couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, is expected to sell roughly 400,000 copies all the while dampening the spirits of Vogues Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour who may now be regretting her decision to feature the power duo. Vogue is now being sued by Rickey Spicer, once a 12-year-old Michael […]

“MK” TRADEMARK BATTLE BETWEEN MARY KAY AND MICHAEL KORS CLOSED

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The Mary Kay and Michael Kors trademark battle has finally come to an end… at least we hope. The dispute between the ever popular cosmetics company and high-end clothing line came to play last February (2013) when Mary Kay Inc. filed a lawsuit against Michael Kors LLC. claiming the clothing designer illegally promoted competing products […]

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