So, just because there isn’t any sui generis protection for fashion designers for designers in America yet, that doesn’t mean designers are left without any legal protection. If you incorporate words, patterns, and other prints into your designs, copyright, yes the same legal protection scheme given to books, movies, and art, is available to you! [...]
We’ve covered fashion consumer behavior and the economy many times before, but the economy still being what it is, here’s another post to add to the heap. Years ago, I became an insanely loyal Nordstrom customer and as a loyal customer, my favorite time of year to shop, next to the holiday shopping parties, is [...]
Earlier this year, Costco got hit with a lawsuit by Tiffany & Co. for alleged trademark infringement, counterfeiting, deceptive business practice, and false advertising. This week, Costco is getting hit with another lawsuit. This time by Michael Kors. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges that Costco [...]
So, you’ve been there: After you’ve combed through the racks of Urban Outfitters, picking up dresses, belts, a couple of scarves, and a hat to complete your bohemian-chic look, you truck your “must-haves” to the cash register only to be asked for your zip code. The question seems harmless enough even though you don’t know [...]
The other day, I was on Facebook and saw that a friend was selling, in the name of charity, Sriracha water bottles that looked just like exact replicas of full bottles of Sriracha hot sauce, complete with the famous rooster logo and ingredient list. And I thought to myself: While it’s cool and ironic to [...]
Photo of the Day Happy Independence Day, America! To celebrate, I’ll be circling back on our previous discussion on fluid marks from this year’s INTA. If my memory serves me correctly, this would be an example of filling the frame. Not quite as inventive as Google doodles, but pretty darn jazzy.
Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” These words have not rang truer than this past week when Texas State Senator Wendy Davis willed herself to stand on the state senate floor for twelve hours without food, water, or breaks and filibuster a Texas bill that would have [...]