On June 21st Fashion, Law and Business hosted the 8th annual Summer Fashion Law Masterclass at the distinguished Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, in Central London. Designed to give attendees an understanding of the most important legal aspects of the fashion industry, participants had the opportunity to hear from experts on Fashion Law
This week, Gigi Hadid has found herself at the receiving end of her third copyright suit... and once again it’s her Instagram posts that are to blame. New York-based photographer Robert O’Neil has raised an action against Hadid - real name Jelena Noura - for the “reproduction and public display of a copyrighted photograph” of her then-boyfriend (and apparent “muze”) Zayn Malik.
Recent court documents filed this week, reveal that Kim Kardashian is seeking a default judgement entitling her to damages in excess of $5 million from retailer Missguided for their ‘systematic’ use of her identity or likeness as means to confuse or mislead consumers into the belief that an affiliation exists between the parties.
A US district Judge has dismissed a lawsuit between fashion brand Louis Vuitton and MGA Entertainment poop-shaped toymaker of purse called ‘Pooey Puitton.’ Louis Vuitton was sued by maker of 'Pooey Puitton' poop-shaped purse handbags, back in December 2018. MGA sought a court declaration that Pooey Puitton did not infringe Louis Vuitton's intellectual property rights, and is protected parody and fair use.
Gucci, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen are among the leading fashion brands who have pledged to ban the working with models under the age 18. Kering group has made a commitment that the group’s Houses will only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults at their fashion shows and advertising campaigns. The new age restriction, which will be enforced in early 2020, was announced by Francois-Henri Pinault, the chairman and CEO of the Kering group.
The Duke of Sussex has accepted substantial damages and welcomed a formal apology from Splash News and Picture Agency over aerial photographs taken of his home in Oxfordshire, says Buckingham Palace. In court documents, lawyers for the Duke of Sussex documented how Splash News and Picture Agency, a well-known paparazzi agency, flew a helicopter over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oxfordshire property, taking pictures of “the living area and dining area of the home and directly into the bedroom.”