Posts Tagged ‘fashion law’

FASHION LAW: GUCCI LOSES ITS TRADEMARK LOGO- GG

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Italian luxury fashion brand, Gucci had its GG logo trademark revoked after their 20 years on the UK register. Even after Gucci’s victorious lawsuit  against online counterfeiting in October, the GG logo registered in four classes – 3, 14, 18, and 25, which protected the logo on goods like antiperspirants, watches, handbags, and t-shirts – is no more. British Vogue […]

FASHION LAW: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN VS. BELGIAN ANTI-ISLAM POLITICAL PARTY

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French shoe maestro Christian Louboutin and his signature red-soled stilettos has won lawsuit. The lawsuit was against a Belgian political party that impersonated his red soles in an anti-Islam campaign. The campaign featured former Miss Belgium and senator, Anke Van dermeersch, with bare legs and Louboutin-clad feet. Far-right Flemish nationalist group, Vlaams Belang, led the movement displaying images […]

FASHION LAW: DOLCE & GABBANA GUILTY OF TAX EVASION

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Twenty-months in a suspended prison is not an alternative for fashion designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The design duo maintained quite the glamorous lifestyle from nestling next to succeeding film stars to having their pick at the top models for runways since the ‘80s; this global brand is far from its glory days. Dolce & […]

FASHION LAW: MARTHA STEWART SETTLEMENT STALLED WITH RETAILERS MACY’S AND J.C.PENNEY

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In an ongoing dispute, settlement discussions between Macy’s Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. over a merchandising pact with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. are still being discussed in a lawsuit that is now expected to continue into the New Year. The quarrel started back in 2012 when Macy’s sued Martha Stewart and Penney claiming both violated a prior contract which gave […]

Fashion Law: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FACES DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

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In today’s Fashion Law, we touch base on discrimination and harassment lawsuits. Discrimination lawsuits can be tricky; they challenge the very core of established procedures within a professional setting, which questions the ethnical environment that we as employers fight so hard to warrant. More often than not, the accuser and the accused offer several versions of the […]

FASHION LAW: LINDSAY LOHAN VS GTA V IN VARIOUS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CLAIMS

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Lindsay Lohan reportedly will file suit against Rockstar Games for the alleged use of her likeliness in the game Grand Theft Auto V without permission. It is reported that the actress wants to sue GTA V in various Intellectual Property Claims. IP, Intellectual property is a concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights […]

FASHION LAW: COACH VS. FLEA MARKETS – CASE OF GOODFELLOW AND HENN

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Coach, Inc. is an American luxury leather goods company that manufactures small leather goods (largely handbags) and has received quite a following, so it isn’t surprising to catch 3rd Street Flea Market owner, Frederick Goodfellow, selling counterfeit products in pure deception of the Coach brand. And even more so for Coach to serve the dealer a […]

FASHION LAW: PHOTOGRAPHER TERRY RICHARDSON VS CHANGE.ORG PETITION CALLS FOR INDUSTRY INSIDERS TO STOP HIRING HIM

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Fashion’s beloved provocative photographer, infamous for his racy and tantalizing shoots is under siege once again. Reflecting issues upon his conduct of behavior conclusively. As FashionBoss guides you into the Change.Org Petition made upon the cameraman – please read our Managing Editor’s take on the Terry Richardson affair. Alice Ehrenfried of Southampton, UK, launched a […]

FASHION LAW: TWO LINGERIE COMPANIES VS FALSE ADVERTISING

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How could we forget the 2012 Sketchers Shape-Ups (the “leg-toning” footwear) ad-campaign that seemed to magically transform Kim Kardashian’s calves into those of a tri-athlete? Certainly not the customers because Sketchers was sued by the FTC for false advertising. Angry buyers complained that they failed to receive the toned legs the advertisements promised. Sketchers ended up […]

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