Posts Tagged ‘fashionboss’

Fashion Law Re-Cap: YouTube Queen Michelle Phan VS. Ultra Records

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If you ride the MTA in NYC or if you’re familiar with the YouTube community, Michelle Phan should be a name you’d easily recognize. Famed YouTube star and beauty entrepreneur, Phan was sued by Ultra Records with a mammoth copyright infringement lawsuit. Michelle Phan built her heavy following of 6.9 million followers through beauty tutorials on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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