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A response to Bloomberg Law’s Interveiw of Professor Scafidi: IDPPPA is better called the Destruciton of Affordable Fashion Act

Posted in The Business of Fashion

I said it before and in response to Bloomberg Law’s interview of Professor Susan Scafidi [Video] I will say it AGAIN: IDPPPA will not prevent improper litigation.  Period. Any argument that the "Heighten Pleading Standard" will prevent improper suits i.e. suits based on a designer’s belief that their design is unique or original, is just nonsense, or… 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

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