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Alexander Wang Court Case Dismissed | “Sweatshop” Lawsuit Through Out

Alexander Wang Court Case Dismissed | “Sweatshop” Lawsuit Through Out

After many long and undoubtedly stressful months for Alexander Wang, the lawsuit alleging his New York City factory was a "sweatshop" has been thrown out of court.

New York federal court judge Harold Baer dismissed the $450 million case launched by disgruntled former employees Flor Duarte and Wenyu ...


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 ...


ITC Rules for Louis Vuitton | US Government Supports Fashion Label in Counterfeiting Case

ITC Rules for Louis Vuitton | US Government Supports Fashion Label in Counterfeiting Case

A new ruling by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) may see counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags becoming a thing of the past.

This week the ITC ruled in Louis Vuitton's favor in an unfair trade case which pitted the fashion house against a "large-scale ...


Alexander Wang Speaks Against Lawsuit | Designer Defends Production Facilities

Alexander Wang Speaks Against Lawsuit | Designer Defends Production Facilities

Alexander Wang has spoken out against allegations of sweatshop-like conditions in his New York City production house.

The court case, spearheaded by former employee Wenyu Lu, claims workers toiled for long hours in subpar conditions. It also alleges employment was terminated when workers requested compensation. However Wang says ...


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 ...


Coach Sues Swap Shop | American Handbag Label Launches Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters

Coach Sues Swap Shop | American Handbag Label Launches Lawsuit Against Counterfeiters

Following last week's lawsuit against Tennessee salon Hair in XS, Coach is taking on another American store selling counterfeit versions of its bags. The all-American brand is suing Fort Lauderdale's popular Swap Shop, and its founder Preston Henn, following a year of unacknowledged cease and desist letters.

When the ...


Alexander Wang Sued for Sweatshop Conditions | Handbag Designer Accused of Violating Labor Laws

Alexander Wang Sued for Sweatshop Conditions | Handbag Designer Accused of Violating Labor Laws

The term sweat shop conjures images of children slaving away under poor conditions in third-world countries. But if 30 Alexander Wang employees are to be believed, sweat shops are operating right here in New York City.

The workers are suing Alexander Wang for violating New York State labor laws ...


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 ...


Rick Yune Sued for Hermes Scam | Actor’s Birkin Bag Lawsuit

Rick Yune Sued for Hermes Scam | Actor’s Birkin Bag Lawsuit

Actor Rick Yune is embroiled in a designer handbag sale scandal. The Fast and The Furious star is being sued by a British couple who says he scammed them out of more than $290, 000.

The Londoners say Yune offered to sell them ten authentic Hermes Birkin bags late ...


Louis Vuitton Sues “The Hangover II” | Fashion House Takes Film to Task Over Counterfeit Purse

Louis Vuitton Sues “The Hangover II” | Fashion House Takes Film to Task Over Counterfeit Purse

One of the world's most litigious fashion house's, Louis Vuitton, has a new target in its sights. This time around the European fashion giant is going after the crew of Todd Philips' comedy smash, The Hangover II.

Louis Vuitton filed a lawsuit with the federal court 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 ...


Hermes Sues Thursday Friday | Birkin on New Together Tote Angers Fashion House

Hermes Sues Thursday Friday | Birkin on New Together Tote Angers Fashion House

Hermes has sued Thursday Friday for using the image of the iconic Birkin bag on its cheeky canvas New Together Bag.

We smelled this lawsuit coming a mile away, but it's still a bit sad to see Hermes chasing after such a small-time operator.
"Hermes created, manufactures ...


Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden | Actress Seeks Millions from Design Collaboration Deal

Zooey Deschanel Sues Steve Madden | Actress Seeks Millions from Design Collaboration Deal

Actress Zooey Deschanel is suing Steve Madden after he allegedly reneged on a verbal contract for a collaborative accessories line.

The lawsuit says that Deschanel's agent and Steve Madden made a binding oral contract in August 2010, which declared that Zooey would receive $2 million to become the ...


Juicy Couture Steals Bird Name from Independent Handbag Designer

Juicy Couture Steals Bird Name from Independent Handbag Designer

Los Angeles based handbag designer Elizabeth Carey has been forced to give up the name of her small but successful accessories line Bird, after Juicy Couture swooped in and created its own label under the same name.

Carey's label was launched in 2006, and Juicy Couture's not until 2009, but things ...


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 ...


Louis Vuitton Sues Hyundai for Trademark Infringement

Louis Vuitton Sues Hyundai for Trademark Infringement

This Superbowl ad has landed Hyundai in hot water with the famously litigious French fashion brand Louis Vuitton.

The commercial shows that the Hyundai Sonata is a luxury item available at an affordable price by presenting a yacht parked in an ordinary neighborhood, cops ...


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 ...


Mischa Barton in Trademark Legal Battle with Australian Handbag Brand

Mischa Barton in Trademark Legal Battle with Australian Handbag Brand

It's not just booze binges and mediocre handbag designs threatening Mischa Barton's efforts to take her accessories line worldwide. Her latest enemy is an Australian handbag designer.

Mischa hopes to trademark her name, signature and logo Down Under, but Queensland brand Mischa Accessories has other ideas. The Gold Coast-based handbag ...


Coach Sues Target for Copyright Infringement | Retail Chain Sells “Confusingly Similar” Purses

Coach Sues Target for Copyright Infringement | Retail Chain Sells “Confusingly Similar” Purses

Luxury handbag label Coach has filed a lawsuit against Target, alleging that the retail giant has infringed upon its intellectual copyright.

In a lawsuit lodged at the United States District Court in Manhattan last Thursday, Coach claims Target is selling handbags "confusingly similar" to its Ergo and Signature ...


Chanel Sues Counterfeit Handbag Websites

Chanel Sues Counterfeit Handbag Websites

Chanel is suing a Las Vegas company which it claims operates websites selling counterfeit Chanel handbags.

Chanel filed the lawsuit on Wednesday against Marc Giovanni, Top Modea Purses Inc. and their affiliated websites Web sites boutiquelebon.com and boutique-marcella.com. The luxury label claims the defendants have infringed on its trademarks by advertising ...


Faux Leather and Vinyl Bags Have High Levels of Lead | Could Your Handbag be Bad For Your Health?

Faux Leather and Vinyl Bags Have High Levels of Lead | Could Your Handbag be Bad For Your Health?

The Center for Environmental Health has filed a lawsuit against 16 top retailers, including H&M, Kohl's, Macy's, and Target. The non-profit group claims the stores sell purses and wallets containing unsafe levels of lead.

Most of the handbags in questions are crafted from vinyl and faux leather fabrics. They come from ...


Coach Sues Brown Shoe for Replica Ergo Pleated Purse

Coach Sues Brown Shoe for Replica Ergo Pleated Purse

Coach is taking a stand against those replica handbags, filing a lawsuit against Brown Shoe Co. Inc.

The luxury label says the brand sells a purse that is "virtually an exact copy" of the Coach Ergo Pleated handbag. The designer imitation is available through Brown Shoe's Naturalizer store chain. ...


Louis Vuitton Cracks Down on Google | Company Sues Over Counterfeit Search Results

Louis Vuitton Cracks Down on Google | Company Sues Over Counterfeit Search Results

Major design house Louis Vuitton has proven itself as a worthy opponent when it comes to protecting its well-established name. With various lawsuits involving eBay and Britney Spears, the company has vehemently defended its sophisticated image.

What's upsetting them now? They're annoyed with the result pages that show up when you look up ...


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