The US Supreme Court will not hear Louis Vuitton's trademark case against My Other Bag. The decision puts a substantive conclusion on a three year legal battle that began in 2014 when Louis Vuitton sued My Other Bag in New York federal court for copyright infringement and trademark dilution...
In Milan, this past weekend according to WWD, about 40 photographers have come together publicly to protest against the unauthorised use of their street style photography.Members of the group, which calls itself an "unofficial union" named "The Photographers," have begun adding the agreed hashtag #NoFreePhotos to images uploaded on their Instagram accounts to take a stand against the commercial use being made of their photos.
In an insightful article, our friends over at Highsnobiety weighed in on the whether "counterfeits are good for fashion?" Among other points, the author makes the argument that: "what legitimate manufacturers often refuse to acknowledge is that counterfeiting actually provides them with free advertising...not only that, but it’s free advertising via peer endorsement, which, [the author argues] is far more effective than a piece of advertorial or a pop-up ad because it slips by our resistance to marketing."
Possibly one of the most discussed trademarks in the world of fashion and the subject of a number of referrals and decisions, the Christian Louboutin red sole trademark is once again the subject of a legal dispute. Yesterday, the courts handed down a significant ruling, in what has been a long-standing legal battle between the famed Parisian fashion designer and the Dutch shoe maker Van Haren.
United States - Valentino is currently suing Steve Madden for copyright infringement of handbag and strap design. Valentino filed the lawsuit in Georgia federal court on Friday. In the complaint, it alleges Steve Madden has copied its "double purse design" comprised of “a two-dimensional design that it applied to a handbag."