The Model, Gigi Hadid has found herself in the middle of yet another copyright infringement suit for allegedly posting a copyright-protected photograph of herself to her Instagram account. The case, filed on Monday in a Federal district court was brought by the New York based company Xclusive Lee Inc.
Sixteen British celebrities, including Rita Ora, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alexa Chung and Ellie Goulding, have pledged to change the way they label social media posts after the UK’s competition authority crack down on the practice of influencers being paid for endorsing products without proper disclosure.
Earlier this year, four of Harrods’ store windows on Brompton Road were taken over by the young, independent label "Vetements" with the VETEMENTS logo featured on their fronts. The VETEMENTSxHarrods installation featured stockpiles of clothes donated by Harrods’ four-thousand employees.
Recent research data collected by SEMrush, the search engine marketing solutions provider notes how the products of Supreme the high-end luxury street wear brand constitutes the most searched replicas all over the world followed closely by Michael Kors and Christian Louboutin.
Court documents were filed mid-April reporting the settlement, which is still subject to court approval. The settlement appears to be a victory for the Off-White™ who were seeking in the amount of 2 million dollars in damages for each instance of alleged infringement of goods sold, distributed and/or offered for sale.