Tag Archives | sui generis protection

#INTA13 Day 3: Trademark Boundaries, Fluid Marks, Fashion Design Protection, and Luxury Brands

So, this being my first INTA, I soon realized that daily blogging from Dallas amidst all the sessions and reception was going to be near impossible. Now that I’m back home, I will be post date-stamping my very productive and fruitful week. Monday was indeed a day packed with as much fun as excitement as [...]

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Clashes of Titans Come to Close: Louboutin and Gucci Lawsuits

Last year, two legal battles of fashion house titans came to an end: Gucci America, Inc. v. Guess?, Inc. and Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc.  Because we’ve covered the oh-so entwined relationship between trademark law and the future of sui generis protection for fashion design in so much detail, a review of the [...]

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Lululemon Settles With Calvin Klein Over Patented Yoga Pants

So, I know I’ve been missing in action lately.  I’ve just come off of working on a political campaign in New York and recently found out that I just passed the California Bar Exam and will soon be sworn in as a practicing attorney in California! With the looming job hunt ahead, I just thought [...]

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A New Take on Protecting Fashion Design

Hello readers, my note is finally published and available for all to read.  If you’re interested and have the time, do so, and let me know what you think!  Read the abstract below for more information. “Fashion design is weaving its way through the fabric of American society by transforming how people think about fashion [...]

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Fashion Imitating Art in Rodarte Spring 2012

We discussed here before how much fashion and art are intertwined, and why this relationship provides one of the strongest arguments for why fashion designers should have sui generis protection in what they create.  Well, pictures are worth a thousand words.  Instead of me rehashing the debate, let me show you by using Rodarte’s Spring [...]

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Missoni Shoppers Show Why Fashion Design Protection Is Important

By now, you all have heard about the mad dash for the Missoni for Target collection. Missoni, an Italian fashion house features collections that normally retail for up to $8,000, but through a deal with Target, it made available a Missoni for Target collection that offered clothes for under $100.  This week, shoppers were not [...]

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Fashion Community Goes to D.C. to Weigh in on Design Protection Bill

Last Friday, July 15, 2011, industry representatives and fashion legal experts appeared before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet to give their opinion on the merits of the Innovative Design Protection & Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA).  On one side, proponents of the bill argue that knock-offs steal designers’ profits, often forcing some [...]

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