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Louboutin v. YSL: The 2nd Circuit limits Louboutin’s red sole mark

Posted in The Business of Fashion

This morning, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal issued its long awaited decision and it contains something for everyone. To summarize, the Court narrowed Louboutin’s "Red Sole" trademark to: "only those situations where the red lacquered outsole contrasts in color with the adjourning ‘upper’ of the shoe." Once the Court reached this conclusion, it necessarily follows that YSL’s… 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

Investment and Mentoring: Mirror the Success of Alexander Wang with FashInvest

Posted in The Business of Fashion

In 2008, Alexander Wang won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.  Alexander Wang won cash and mentoring to learn how to "execute my ideas into a business,” as he states in a recent New York Times article by  Ruth La Ferla.  Since winning the award, Alexander Wang has grown his company into a 25 million dollar business. Jennifer… Continue Reading