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Vera Neumann Sues Kate Spade | Poppy Print Accused of Copyright Infringement

Vera Neumann Sues Kate Spade | Poppy Print Accused of Copyright Infringement

The estate of late American artist Vera Neumann is taking Kate Spade to task for copyright infringement. The Vera Company claims the fashion house used Neumann's Poppy Field print without consent on its apparel items and accessories.

It seems Spade ...


Burberry Wins Copyright Case | British Label Awarded Millions Against Counterfeiters

Burberry Wins Copyright Case | British Label Awarded Millions Against Counterfeiters

Burberry is the latest fashion firm to score a win against counterfeiters. The British company was recently awarded more than $100 million in damages against a network of Chinese based counterfeiters running an online racket.

The accused reportedly sold at least 22 fashion items modelled after Burberry products and ...


Hermes Wins Copyright Case | Birkin Label Sues Counterfeit Bag Websites

Hermes Wins Copyright Case | Birkin Label Sues Counterfeit Bag Websites

Hermes has come out in top in a major trademark infringement and counterfeiting case. The verdict has netted the fashion firm a hefty $100 million in damages.

Manhattan federal judge Denise Coat ruled in favour of the esteemed fashion house, which brought charges against 34 websites selling ...


Gucci & Guess in Court | Longstanding Copyright Dispute on Trial

Gucci & Guess in Court | Longstanding Copyright Dispute on Trial

Guess and Gucci have ramped up their ongoing dispute over their signature looks. The fashion houses are facing off in court after Gucci suggested Guess created, in the words of Gucci lawyer Louis Ederer, a "massive, complicated scheme to knock off Gucci's best-known and iconic designs."

Gucci particularly ...


Warner Bros Versus Louis Vuitton | Hangover II Film Company in Court Over Copyright Infringement

Warner Bros Versus Louis Vuitton | Hangover II Film Company in Court Over Copyright Infringement

Warner Bros. has responded to Louis Vuitton's claims of trademark infringement in its 2011 comedy The Hangover Part II. The film firm told a New York federal court last week that movies have a First Amendment right to feature trademarks as part of creative expression without the consent ...


Louis Vuitton Versus University of Pennsylvania Law School | Fashion House Takes on Lecture Parody Posters

Louis Vuitton Versus University of Pennsylvania Law School | Fashion House Takes on Lecture Parody Posters

Famously litigious fashion house Louis Vuitton has a new target in its sights. The French designer label sent a cease and desist letter to the University of Pennsylvania Law School after the college created satirical posters for upcoming seminars.

The law school created posters, which ...


Coach Sues Hair Salon | Tennessee Beauty Boutique Sells Counterfeit Handbags

Coach Sues Hair Salon | Tennessee Beauty Boutique Sells Counterfeit Handbags

A Tennessee hair salon selling imitation Coach handbags is being taken to task by the fashion giant. The New York company has served Hair in XS, and its proprietor Kitsana Insyxiengmay Thephavong, with lawsuits for a series of offences related to copyright infringement.

It seems strange that a small salong in ...


Buccellati Sues Grandniece | Jewelry Firm Files Lawsuit Against Handbag Maker

Buccellati Sues Grandniece | Jewelry Firm Files Lawsuit Against Handbag Maker

Italian jewelry company Buccellati is suing Miami-based handbag company Laura Buccellati LLC. for copyright infringement, claiming the handbag firm is "capitalizing on the popularity of the Buccellati trademarks."

Laura Buccellati is actually the grandniece of the famed jeweler Mario Buccellati, and it's this heritage that led her to employ the tagline ...


Man Charged for Selling Cardboard Handbags | Funeral Store Worker Infringes Copyright for Selling Chinese Joss

Man Charged for Selling Cardboard Handbags | Funeral Store Worker Infringes Copyright for Selling Chinese Joss

A Chinatown store employee in New York City has been charged with two counts of copyright infringement in the third degree after attempting to sell cardboard versions of designer handbags.

Wing Sun Mak reportedly attempted to sell three cardboard purses with Burberry logos, and one with a Louis Vuitton insignia. ...


Botkier Claims Kardashians Copied Trigger Bag | Sears Pulls Celebrity Sisters’ Handbag

Botkier Claims Kardashians Copied Trigger Bag | Sears Pulls Celebrity Sisters’ Handbag

The Kardashian sisters' Kardashian Kollection hasn't even hit shelves, but already the socialite sisters have been taken to task over one of their handbag designs. Monica Botkier claims one of the leopard print purses sold through Sears stores is a copy of her Trigger ...


Louis Vuitton & Burberry Awarded Record Copyright Payments | Designers Take Counterfeiters to Canadian Court

Louis Vuitton & Burberry Awarded Record Copyright Payments | Designers Take Counterfeiters to Canadian Court

Louis Vuitton and Burberry have won record sums after successfully suing Canadian copycat labels. The luxury fashion houses finally took Singga Enterprises, Carnation Fashion Company, and Altec to task over the replica designer handbags they’ve imported from China for the past three years.

The Canadian court awarded Louis ...


Coach Sues Jo-Ann Fabrics | American Label Claims Copyright Infringement

Coach Sues Jo-Ann Fabrics | American Label Claims Copyright Infringement

Coach is the latest handbag brand getting litigious in efforts to protect its creative property. The American fashion house is suing Jo-Ann Fabrics for trademark infringement.

Coach says that Jo-Ann Fabrics' Blizzard Fleece fabric, which is decorated with elongated letter Os, is too similar ...


Target Copies PS1 Bag | Proenza Schouler Designers Talk Mossimo Messenger

Target Copies PS1 Bag | Proenza Schouler Designers Talk Mossimo Messenger

Target has angered Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez by selling a bag virtually identical to their iconic PS1 purse. While the original Proenza Schouler accessory costs a few thousand dollars, you can own a similarly styled Mossimo messenger for just ...


Anonymous Group Wages War on Louis Vuitton | Operation Skankbag Fights for Artistic Freedom

Anonymous Group Wages War on Louis Vuitton | Operation Skankbag Fights for Artistic Freedom

A group called Anonymous has waged war on Louis Vuitton, declaring that its harsh stance on copyright infringement denies artists their creative freedom. The protestors have launched Operation Skankbag to fight on behalf of artists targeted by Louis Vuitton, including Danish student Nadia Plesner.

Fashion fans ...


Givenchy Sues BCBG Max Azria | Luxury Label Claims Rembrandt Copies Nightingale’s Stitched Stripes

Givenchy Sues BCBG Max Azria | Luxury Label Claims Rembrandt Copies Nightingale’s Stitched Stripes

Some say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but fashion brands seem to take mimicry a little harder than most. The latest label to get litigious is Givenchy, who has launched a suit against BCBG Max Azria.

Givenchy ...


Coach Sues Chicago For Counterfeit Bags at Local Markets

Coach Sues Chicago For Counterfeit Bags at Local Markets

Coach is fighting back against market knock-offs by filing a lawsuit against the entire city of Chicago. The case claims the city allows vendors at New Maxwell Street Market to sell counterfeit Coach handbags.

Apparently Coach hired an investigator who found that several New Maxwell Street Market vendors were selling ...


Coach and Target Settle Copyright Infringement Court Case

Coach and Target Settle Copyright Infringement Court Case

It's taken seven months, but Coach and Target have finally settled their court battle over copyright infringement. Coach claimed that Target sold bags resembling its Ergo and Signature Patchwork designs.

In a statement Coach said that all parties "have amicably resolved the recent lawsuit." The terms of that resolution are ...


Marc Jacobs Sues Christian Audigier for Copyright Infringement

Marc Jacobs Sues Christian Audigier for Copyright Infringement

We've got another case of copyright infringement lawsuit on our hands. This time its Marc Jacobs taking Christian Audigier's Nervous Tattoo Inc. (responsible for the Ed Hardy label) to task for trade dress and trademark infringement.

Marc Jacobs claims its Pretty Nylon Tate Tote looks an awful lot like ...


Burberry Sues Pet Supply Store for Selling Plaid Similar to Label’s Signature Pattern

Burberry Sues Pet Supply Store for Selling Plaid Similar to Label’s Signature Pattern

Burberry is taking a cue from fellow designer handbag maker Coach and cracking down on copyright infringement. While Coach has taken action against retailers who are selling styles similar to their own, Burberry is all about protecting its signature checkered pattern.

The British-based company is up in arms about UK pet supply ...


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