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IDPPPA will not prevent frivolous litigation

Posted in The Business of Fashion

In a position paper published by the California Apparel News on September 24, 1010, Kevin M. Burke President and CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association ("AAFA") said: The IDPPPA also dramatically curtails the opportunities for the industry to become mired in frivolous lawsuits. Unlike previous attempts at design-piracy legislation, this bill establishes a clear system to both… Continue Reading

Why IDPPPA is going to KO the Business of Fashion

Posted in Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA), Fashion Intellectual Property, The Business of Fashion

Apparel manufacturers.  I am worried about the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ("IDPPPA") and so should you.  Do you know that last week WWD predicted a 10-15% rise in the wholesale price of fashion products for spring 2011? Or home sales are down 27% this year and unemployment remains about 9.5%? Or that cotton costs are up… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: New Design Piracy Bill Introduced into Senate

Posted in Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA)

Well, we knew it was coming.  Today, Senator Charles Schumer introduced the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, or Senate Bill S. 3728 (IDPPPA). While it seems that NY academics, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) have signed off on this bill, I cannot find any indication that… Continue Reading

Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion’s free culture

Posted in Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA), Fashion Intellectual Property, The Business of Fashion

I just saw this presentation tonight online that Johanna Blakley gave at the TED conference: Not sure if I embedded it correctly, so you may have to click here for the PDF or click here for it on You Tube.  Johanna oversees USC’s Ready to Share project. Anyone interested in Design Piracy or whether Fashion Should be Copyrighted… Continue Reading