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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

World Cup Counterfeits Scoring Big Or Kicked to the Curb?

Posted in Fashion Intellectual Property, The Business of Fashion

With the World Cup in full swing, street vendors hawking counterfeit products are out in full force. [Video]  Allegedly, the official FIFA suppliers are losing millions of dollars and South Africans are losing jobs because the official products are suppose to be manufactured in South Africa.  According to the Dawn Media Group, South Africa’s Counterfeit… Continue Reading

Does the lack of Protection for Fashion Designs Increase Sales of Fashion Counterfeits?

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

To end counterfeit week, I challenge each of you to examine your own attitude towards purchasing counterfeit fashion products, like purses, shoes or watches. Earlier on this blog, guest author Biana Borukhovich, after recognizing views about the passage of the Design Piracy Prohibition Act ("DPPA") differ greatly from coast to coast, suggested that the difference could… Continue Reading