#NOFREEPHOTOS Fashion Photographers Take A Stand For Their Rights

#NOFREEPHOTOS Fashion Photographers Take A Stand For Their Rights

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.

Are Counterfeits Good For Fashion?

Are Counterfeits Good For Fashion?

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."

Walking A Legal Tightrope: The Latest In Louboutin's Legal Battle Over It's Red Sole Shoes

Walking A Legal Tightrope: The Latest In Louboutin's Legal Battle Over It's Red Sole Shoes

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.