Posts Tagged ‘Fashion News’

FASHION LAW: RIHANNA WINS LAWSUIT OVER TOPSHOP USING HER FACE WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION

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British multinational retailer, Topshop is being sued by none other than Barbadian singer Rihanna. The mega star triumphs over the Arcadia Group retailer in a case where she claims that the brand tried to “pass off,” or attempts to pass off the garments as being approved by her. Topshop has initially disputed the lawsuit stating that they legally purchased the […]

FASHION LAW: TRADEMARK FEUD RESOLVED- STELLA MCCARTNEY TO RETAIN RIGHTS TO STELLA BRAND NAME

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British fashion designer and head of her international fragrance empire, Stella McCartney, won her case banning an Australia-based cosmetics and skincare company from selling goods under the name “St Ella New York.” Chatswood cosmetic and skincare owner, Wong Kwai Hua, attempted to trademark the product name “St Ella New York,” but received flack from McCartney, who […]

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: COPYING ALEXANDER WANG SPRING SUMMER ’14 DESIGNS

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ALEXANDER WANG SPRING SUMMER ’14 Alexander Wang is no stranger to mass production labels mimicking his designs but between the demands of his signature label and his new role as the creative director at Balenciaga – it’s understandable if he fails to address these copycats. His Spring/Summer 2014 collection showcased at Pier 94, with towers of white grid scaffolding and […]

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 […]

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