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Three Reasons Why Christian Louboutin (rightfully) Loses Battle Against YSL

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Hi everyone.  Thank you for all the feedback on the CBS segment.  Your support has been overwhelming and super encouraging.  Now, let’s turn to the question on everyones mind: why did Louboutin lose when his red lacquered sole is so distinctive and clearly has secondary meaning (which is a legal term meaning consumers see the red… Continue Reading

Christian Louboutin (rightfully) Loses Battle Against YSL

Posted in The Business of Fashion

My esteemed Fashion Law Colleague, Susan Scafidi, and I were both featured on CBS’s the Early Show commenting on U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero’s denial of Christian Louboutin’s request for a Preliminary Injunction to stop Yves Saint Laurent  from selling red shoes, claiming YSL’s shoes infringe on Louboutin’s trademarked red sole. As seems to be our… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: How to Create a Movement

Posted in The Business of Fashion

First, I have to start off apologizing.  This post was supposed to go up yesterday in honor of B.A.F.F.L.E.D’s second anniversary. When I first suggested to friends and colleagues that there is such a thing as "fashion law," they laughed.  Now, six years into being a practicing Fashion Lawyer (as a Fashion Litigator and doing Fashion transactions),… Continue Reading

The “Destruction of Affordable Fashion Bill” or IDPPPA gets one step closer to becoming Fashion Law

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

Consumers beware.  The cost of clothing is about to rise.  Reasonably priced fashionable items will be non-existent and affordable clothing will be utilitarian and boring.  Why?  The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ("IDPPPA") was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday and now moves into the Senate for a full vote. Deceptively… 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

Fashion Loves Innovators: Destroying the Myth that Emerging Designers “need” the DPPA

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

Since the dawn of fashion, there have been those that have made a living from creating goods that look like, pay homage to, or are inspired by the original.  In today’s WSJ, Christina Binkley discuss the speed at which copies or "knock-offs" arrive in the marketplace.  Binkley’s explanation of why, is spot-on: The fashion world… Continue Reading

Fashionable Friday: Recommended Reading

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Here’s what I am reading this week: The Cost of Counterfeits? GAO Doesn’t Know [Counterfeit Chic] Panel: Survival Tips for Small Biz [CAN BLOG] Fashion Dos and Don’ts From the Windy City [ATL] The Business of Counterfeit Products [Fashion Business Inc. Blog] Fashion internships [Fashion Incubator] If you think something important was missed, feel free to send stories… Continue Reading

Fashionable Friday: Recommended Reading

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Here’s what I am reading this week: It’s how you wear them that counts, not the label [Taipei Times] (from the archives, but still relevant) Diesel Launches a Dance-tastic Interactive Fashion Video [All The Rage] (I LOVE the dresses) Do You Need to be a Bitch in the Fashion Industry to Succeed? [Nicky's Rag Tales] (Personally,… Continue Reading