This blog on fashion intellectual property issues is authored by Minara Uddin, a former PR/Marketing Manager turned lawyer with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law and Technology. She focuses primarily on Fashion Intellectual Property Rights, lawsuits in the beauty and fashion industries, and fashion trends.
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In news that will likely make the masses of Gossip Girl fans run to Chinatown for the closest Chanel knockoff, The Cut Blog reports that Karl Lagerfield has asked Blake Lively (star of the teen drama) to be a Chanel ambassador for Chanel's Mademoiselle handbag line.Karl Lagerfield explains that...
USA Today reports on a startling new trend; flea markets riddled with fashion fakes. While most shoppers know that they can find fashion fakes in places like Canal Street in NYC or Bangkok, they are turning to a place closer to home: their local flea market.However, those fashion fakes may be more...
The LA Times reports that the Los Angeles Police Department seized over $4 million dollars worth of counterfeit goods. Some of the counterfeit goods seized were music CDs, DVDs of movies currently in theaters such as Tron, and fashion counterfeit goods. The raids were done in conjunction with LA's...
It seems like the Europeans take Google Adwords very seriously. Louis Vuitton's fight against Google has taken it to the European Justice Court in Luxembourg; which has ruled that the search engine giant Google will have to keep track of the use of trademarked keywords that link back to...
Does anyone remember how Samantha from Sex and the City buys a fake Fendi bag? It was interesting because the term "fake Fendi" was then used to describe anything that was a sham. This was because of Charlotte crying that her marriage was a "fake Fendi".Here is a clip in case you forgot about this...
The Burberry Company has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar award in statutory damages against a New York based importer and online seller Designer Imports Inc. this past Tuesday. The judge found that the company was selling counterfeit apparel and accessories.The funny thing is that the company...
Chanel history will show how the fashion luxury brand went from being imitated, to being blamed of forgery....only to be exonerated.Chanel was charged with forgery (the blasphemy!) four years ago by one of its smaller suppliers World Tricot.The Wall Street Journal reports that a Paris commercial...
According the New York Times, the infamous tattoo artist's famous designs, style, and even his name are all being targeted by fashion pirates looking to make a quick buck. The trademark name is actually pulling in more than $700 million dollars a year. This is more than enough incentive for pirates...
I just wanted to let my few dedicated readers know that I have been asked by Thomson Reuters to blog for Findlaw. As a result, I may not be able to post on From Runway to Highway Robbery as frequently as I used to. I do plan to post as often as I can though. Please come back for more posts that are...
Leighton Meester in a goddess gown by Bottega Veneta.It has been a slow week for fashion piracy, but I came across an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that chronicles the rise and fall of the Grecian dress. For example, check out Ms. Blake Lively from Gossip Girl in this Oscar de la...