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  1. love and war
    Did Frank Ocean’s Panorama Shirt Violate Copyright Laws?Green Box Shop, the maker of the shirt, may have violated copyright laws when it used the words of a 2015 tweet.
  2. Adorable Toy Company GoldieBlox Sues the Beastie BoysAfter the band threatens copyright infringement.
  3. copyfights
    Copyright Protection for Fashion Design Comes One Step Closer to Becoming LawA bill that would protect high-fashion designers from knockoffs passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee today.
  4. fashion law
    Diane Von Furstenberg Wields a Gavel for Fashion LawThe CFDA president helped welcome Fordham’s new Fashion Law Institute.
  5. fashion law
    Fordham’s New Fashion Law Institute Will Serve, Protect, Talk ShoesFrom copyright infringement to signing a store lease, director Susan Scafidi gives us the lowdown on the new center.
  6. copyfights
    Marc Jacobs Sues Christian AudigierFor copyright infringement, not because his clothes are ugly.
  7. Paris Hilton Sued for Copyright Infringement and We’re Forced to Take Her SideCan you really sue over insoles?
  8. copyfights
    Court Throws Out Small-Town Seamstress’s $3.7 Million Forgery Suit Against ChanelThe seamstress is actually fairly pleased with the outcome.
  9. copyfights
    Smalltown Seamstress’s $3.7 Million Lawsuit Against Chanel Goes to CourtAnd her business is suffering as a result.
  10. copyfights
    Trovata’s Suit Against Forever 21 Ultimately Has No Effect on Knockoff RegulationsTrovata gave up the two-year legal battle that could have resulted in a landmark verdict.
  11. DVF Settles With Mercy of Canada Over CopyrightThe matter of the floral jacket is officially over.
  12. copyfights
    Mistrial Declared in Forever 21 Trovata CaseSo much for that landmark legislation about copyrighting clothing designs.
  13. copyfights
    Jury Deadlocked in Forever 21 Knockoff CaseThey might not even understand what the case is all about.
  14. copyfights
    Forever 21: You’d Need a Telescope to See What Trovata Thinks We CopiedWell, not really — but it’s up to a jury to decide.
  15. copyfights
    Trovata Fights Forever 21 With Music, Forever 21 Fights Back With Apple CobblerThe landmark trial over fast-fashion knockoffs has begun.
  16. copyfights
    Maria Cornejo Lobbies for Copyright Protection, Might Want a Diffusion LineThe designer blogs about her recent trip to Washington, D.C., with Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, and Thakoon Panichgul.
  17. copyfights
    Michael Kors Embroiled in Trademark-Infringement SuitHis resort collection was inspired by Tony Duquette, but the Duquette brand thinks he took it a little too far.
  18. copyfights
    Are Reverend Run’s Daughters Knocking Off a Homegrown T-Shirt Company?The designer of Johnny Cupcakes thinks tees from their Pastry line are suspiciously similar to his.
  19. Victoria’s Secret and Phat Farm Settle Trademark DisputePhat Fashions sued the lingerie giant in March since the logo for Victoria’s Secret’s Pink line was too close to theirs for comfort.
  20. get your vote on
    Elect This: Barackawear Versus RocawearBarackawear has nothing to do with Jay-Z’s Rocawear label, and he’s cool with that.
  21. knock-offs
    Louis Vuitton Wins $3.5 Million in Counterfeit SuitA company tried to register an “LY” logo that looked similar to their “LV” logo.
  22. Nike Sues Wal-Mart for Copying SneakersWal-Mart’s Shox sneakers are nearly identical in design to Nike’s Shox footwear.
  23. loose threads
    DVF Accuses Mango of Copyright Infringement; Gisele’s Pad for SaleAlso, Gisele strips down for new watch ads, and Sarah Brown says she couldn’t compete with Carla Bruni during her London visit.
  24. loose threads
    Ad Pages Down at ‘Vogue’; Crocs Sues for CopyrightAlso, Anne Slowey’s assistants aren’t perfect, Anna Wintour awaits two new babies, and Agyness Deyn sings at a big music festival.
  25. run through
    Isabel Marant Fights a Knockoff and Wins in FranceFrench fast-fashion chain Naf Naf must pay the label $120,000 for ripping off a black dress.
  26. first responders
    Breaking: eBay Wins Trademark Suit Brought On by Tiffany & CompanyThis is a landmark win for eBay, which would have had to completely restructure business operations if it lost.
  27. beauty marks
    Oscar de la Renta Sues Elizabeth Arden; $800 Lipo DiscountsAlso ScentByMe.com is the Netflix of fragrances, Marc Jacobs launches Daisy Black, and they now make peel-and-stick eye shadow.
  28. run through
    Breaking: LVMH Wins Landmark Lawsuit Against eBayA French court ruled eBay must pay LVMH over $60 million for selling fake and real LVMH goods.
  29. loose threads
    Adidas Takes Wal-Mart to Court; 52-Year-Old Sues Victoria’s SecretAdidas says Wal-Mart is copying its logo, a woman got injured by a Victoria’s Secret V-string, and André Leon Talley wears another turban.
  30. run through
    Dooney & Bourke Wins in Louis Vuitton’s Trademark SuitAfter a long legal battle a judge has ruled Dooney & Bourke’s monogram bags don’t infringe on LV’s trademark. But would everyone be able to tell them apart?
  31. run through
    Express Sues Wal-Mart in the Latest Copyright DisputeExpress is not happy with Wal-Mart’s “Express for Less” ad campaign, which they say implies customers can buy Express clothes for a discount at Wal-Mart. We think the suit is kind of silly.
  32. run through
    Louis Vuitton Tried to Prevent the Nadia Plesner LawsuitToday, Louis Vuitton shares their side of the Nadia Plesner copyright suit. The lawsuit was a last resort.
  33. loose threads
    Dove: ‘Real Beauty’ IS Real; Iman: Italian ‘Vogue’ Cover Girl?The photo retoucher who told ‘The New Yorker’ he extensively altered the Dove images said his quote was taken out of context, Iman’s the rumored cover girl of the all-black Italian ‘Vogue,’ and is L.C. getting bad?
  34. run through
    Adidas Wins $305 Million in Copyright SuitThe case against Payless ShoeSource could set precedent for the recent trademark cases filed by Phat Fashions, Victoria’s Secret, and Juicy Couture.
  35. run through
    Juicy Sues! This Time, It’s Victoria’s SecretJuicy Couture sued Victoria’s Secret for putting logos on the ass of its pants in its Pink line.
  36. loose threads
    ‘Elle’ Doesn’t Really Want Nina Garcia Back; Rich People Still Shop’Elle’ only wants Nina Garcia back until ‘Project Runway’ finishes filming season five, we now know what Barbara Bush’s bridesmaid dress will look like, and we find out what Madonna eats for lunch.
  37. run through
    Phat Fashions Sues Victoria’s Secret, Calls for Pink DestructionPhat Fashions LLC is suing Victoria’s Secret for copying its “P” logo for its Pink line.
  38. run through
    CFDA’s Anti-Knockoff Bill Hits a Major SnagHigh-end designers have been moaning about copyright protection and the proliferation of knockoffs for years, but after working with the American Apparel and Footwear Association to iron out a fashion copyright bill called the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, the CFDA just received some bad news:
  39. first responders
    Canal Street Update: Police Confiscate Bags of BagsPolice are busy clearing out the fake merchandise from the 32 Chinatown shops that were shut down by the city yesterday; we snapped this photo on Canal Street this morning amid a gaggle of forlorn tourists. They came all this way from Iowa, and now look.
  40. run through
    Heavens! Has Marc Ripped Off the Swedes?!In the fifties, in the sleepy town in northern Sweden of Härjedalen, Gosta Olofsson produced about 1,000 scarves to celebrate this fair city. The scarves portrayed a small church, wooden huts, bears, flowers, and the coat of arms of Härjedalen. Cute! Now flash-forward to spring/summer ‘08: Marc Jacobs produces remarkably similar “mountain” bandannas to, um, celebrate the sleepy northern Swedish village of Härjedalen?
  41. run through
    Mr. Rodriguez Goes to Washington (for Copyright Protection)The wheels of clothing-copyright protection are slowly moving along: Narciso Rodriguez went to Congress yesterday to make his case for protecting designer clothing, as the Design Piracy Prohibition Act has been stuck in committee, unable to reach House and Senate floors because the fashion industry can’t agree on its language.