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    Canadian model Andi Muise may be facing a lawsuit in the near future. The 26-year old Victoria’s Secret stunner has been accused of letting her pit bull attack a 5-pound toy poodle belonging to Tiffany Hershkowitz, the owner of Tribeca’s Balloon Saloon. Hershkowitz told the New York Post's Page Six that Muise and her dog were sitting outside of a Tribeca eatery on June 28 when the pit bull suddenly attacked and injured Hershkowitz's dog. As a result, Hershkowitz was forced to pay nearly $1,000 in vet bills, and reportedly in talks to bring a suit against Muise. 

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    An Illinois federal judge sentenced art dealer, Jerome Bengis, to one year and one day in prison for his role in an international fraud scheme involving sales of counterfeit art prints by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Andy Warhol, among others. According to Monday's court order, Bengis was sentenced stemming from charges for the sale, distribution, and appraisal of artwork and counterfeit artwork, for giving false appraisals for counterfeit artwork, and for falsely representing to customers that the prints at issue were genuine between approximately July 1999 and October 2007. 

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    In addition to jail time, U.S. District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. ordered Bengis to two years of supervised release, with the first six months to be served on home detention, after his prison term, and restitution of approximately $260,000. 

    According to Miami-based Bengis, age 67, he is a collector and seller of Modern Art especially the work of Salvador Dali, and other Modern Masters, as well as an accredited appraiser of art for insurance, tax, estates, charitable giving and property settlement purposes. Four other individuals were also charged with the elaborate fraud scheme. 

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    The iconic Versace mansion in Miami, where Gianni Versace was residing at the time of his death almost exactly sixteen years ago, is set to go up for auction in the near future. Peter Loftin, the most recent owner of the mansion, which is referred to as Casa Casuarina, purchased the property from Versace heirs in 2000 for $19 million. He initially kept the Ocean Drive property as a private residence but has since established a members-only club on the property and then opened a hotel and restaurant there.

    A Loftin-owned entity filed for bankruptcy on July 1st and this week, a Miami judge approved selling off the estate’s primary asset: the Versace mansion and its furnishings, in order to raise the $32 million that Loftin owes his creditors. As for the auction, which is slated for September 17th, only bidders able to put up a $3 million deposit will be allowed to participate, and the mansion, which was once listed for $125 million, could reportedly sell for a little as $32 million, but Loftin and creditors hope to get closer to $75 million for it.

    Luckily for Loftin, while Gianni Versace, the founder of the Milan-based design house, was killed on the mansion's front steps, there is no need to disclose that in accordance with Florida state law. In some states, the disclosure of such information (whether a death, suicide, etc. occurred on the property) to prospective purchasers is required. However, even if the Florida statute did require such disclosure, (which it does not pursuant to Section 689.25(1)(b)), it would likely not be an issue here, as there was a vast amount of media coverage of Versace's death, enough to put the average buyer on notice about the property's dramatic past.

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    On Thursday, federal prosecutors indicted Glafira Rosales, a New York art dealer, for failing to disclose $12.5 million that she had earned from the sale of 63 works of fake art that she claimed were produced by some of the most important artists of the 20th century in a $33 million fraud scheme that lasted 25 years. Rosales, who was arrested in late May, also failed to report that she had Spanish bank accounts where she had hidden much of the proceeds. If convicted of all counts, Rosales faces a maximum prison term of 34 years. 

    images courtesy of artnet

    Ms. Rosales sold most of the works at issue, which she claimed were previously unknown works from artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko (unrelated Rothko works pictured above), and Willem de Kooning, from 1994 to 2009 through Knoedler & Company, one of New York's oldest and most respected art galleries. After several experts called the authenticity of the works into question, the F.B.I. began an investigation. If convicted of all counts, Ms. Rosales faces a maximum prison term of 34 years. 

    In 2011, after 165 years in business, Knoedler closed and was later sued by a half-dozen clients, who had bought Rosales' works. (Ann Freedman, the former president of Knoedler, who has not been criminally charged but has been named in several of the lawsuits, maintains that the works are authentic). Charles D. Schmerler, a lawyer for the Knoedler gallery, claims it never knowingly sold fakes, and noted that the government has not charged Ms. Rosales with knowingly selling fakes.

    One of the authenticity-related suits brought by a purchaser of a $17 million painting attributed to Jackson Pollock, was settled last year in a confidential agreement. 

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    So, this is (one of the reasons) why people hate lawyers. Author J.K. Rowling (who wrote the Harry Potter books, hence, the Emma Watson picture below) is reportedly pretty angry after discovering that British law firm, Russells Solicitors, is responsible for leaking her pseudonym Robert Galbraith to the press. Turns out, for her latest work, The Cuckoo's Calling, Rowling used the Galbraith pen name as part of a desire to secretly see how the book stacked up with critics and readers upon its April release. Since the leaking of her pen name, the book has shot up bestseller lists and print copies are scarce, as publishers scramble to order more.

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    Russells released a statement, in which the firm apologized "unreservedly. The firm, whose client consist mainly of those in the music, theatre, film, television and sports industries, acknowledged in its statement that one of its partners, Chris Gossage, let Galbraith's real identity slip to his wife's best friend, Judith Callegari, who subsequently tweeted a Sunday Times reporter about it on July 9th. The firm claims that the leak happened "during a private conversation." A "very angry" Rowlings has spoken out about the leak: "To say that I am disappointed is an understatement." I guess it is safe to say she is in the market for a new attorney in London.

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    According to Page Six, Kanye West is now preparing a unisex collection of about 100 pieces to be revealed during the fall fashion shows in September/October - probably in Paris because that's what Kanye does; he shows alongside Hermès and Giambattista Valli. In case you care, "spies" for the paper claim that West is again being advised by a team of top designers from "hip brands," including his pal Nicola Formichetti of Diesel - because Diesel is so "hip" right now. This makes perfect sense! His fashion week attempts thus far have received such stellar reviews, and he did SO well designing that 6 or so piece collection for APC (you can catch my thoughts on that here), that he's going to try designing a 100 piece collection now. My thought: Make. It. Stop. What are yours?

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    Rihanna has brought a lawsuit against Brit fast fashion giant, Topshop. As we told you in late May, the singer is suing Topshop for $5 million, stemming from its use of a photograph without her permission that was taken of her on a video shoot in Northern Ireland in 2011. Turns out Topshop is selling a t-shirt with the image (which is reportedly very similar to one that is included on the CD sleeve of her album, Talk That Talk) on it. During a hearing today in London's High Court Rihanna's legal team claimed the fashion chain duped fans and may have damaged her reputation. But Topshop lawyers say she is making an unjustifiable bid to establish a "free standing image right" over use of her picture in the UK. 

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    According to Topshop's attorney, Geoffrey Hobbs, the fashion fashion company isn't in the wrong, as it has licensed the photo from the copyright owner. He further claimed: "There is no representation here, given that the garment is fashion wear and not promotional merchandise." Also, Hobbs pointed out that Rihanna has frequently asked Topshop to provide her with garments and accessories, including on six occasions after she initiated legal action against the retailer. Topshop is asking the court to dismiss the suit. A judgment could come as soon as next week.

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    In case you missed it, last month, Dolce & Gabbana founders and creative directors Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were found guilty in a tax evasion case, and sentenced to one year and eight months of jail time each. Well, the drama isn't over. As of this morning, all of Dolce & Gabbana's stores, include boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, closed in protest against some strong words from the city of Milan's Councillor for Commerce Franco D'Alfonso. The shop windows bear signs (see them after the break) that say "CLOSED FOR INDIGNATION," and are scheduled to remain closed until Monday.

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    According to reports, earlier this week, Franco D'Alfonso referred to the two as "tax evaders" and said, "Italy does not need to be represented internationally by people like this." D’Alfonso, was also quoted saying that Milan should not agree to any potential request by “designers like Dolce and Gabbana if they submit requests for public spaces. [Italian] fashion is an excellence in the world but we don’t need to be represented by tax evaders.” He has since released an apology statement, but that doesn't seem to be sufficient, given the impromptu store closings and D&G's Twitter responses which include the following: “The City of Milan makes me sick!!!” and “Shame on you!!! Boors”

    The duo, who have been spotted vacationing following the court's ruling last month, are planning to appeal the June 19th ruling, and the designers will reportedly not serve jail time. More to come ... 

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    The Italian tax police continue their aggressive prosecution of fashion industry designers and executives. The latest to be slapped with an indictment: former Valentino chairman Matteo Marzotto, his sister Diamante and three others (real estate entrepreneur Massimo Caputi; Bart Zech and Pierre Kladny, respectively administrator and president of the board of International Capital Growth ("ICG"), a firm the tax police believe to be a fictitious entity based in Luxembourg, created for the purpose of selling 29.9 percent of the Valentino group.), for alleged omission of earnings declaration and tax evasion of more than $93 million. According to WWD, a trial will take place in Milan either before the end of the year or in early 2014. 

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    The allegations stem from the May 2007 sale of a percentage of the Valentino Fashion Group from the Marzotto family’s firm, ICG, to Permira, a private equity fund, for more than $1 billion. According to a WWD source, ICG, which is "allegedly based in Luxembourg was solely created for the sale of [29.6 percent of] the Valentino brand to Permira,” and that it was closed shortly thereafter. Permira then took control of VFG with some members of the Marzotto family, shelling out about $3.55 billion for the group. The accusation is that ICG was an Italian company that should have paid taxes in Italy, as it did not list headquarters in Luxembourg and was managed from Italy, where its executives resided. This allowed the accused to net a capital gain of $256.7 million, and elude the payment of more than $93 million in taxes, the police claim.

    Eight ICG partners, including Vittorio Marzotto, opted for a plea bargain, in which a six-month jail sentence was converted into a fine. ICG paid about $75 million, to the Agenzia delle Entrate, Italy’s internal revenue service, this spring. 

    Marzotto joins the ranks of other prominent fashion figures, who have targeted by the Italian tax authorities, including: Giorgio Armani to Valentino founder Valentino Garavani and his business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, to the Bulgari family. Almost all the cases were dismissed, although Dolce and Gabbana, the first Italian designers to actually be tried in court for tax evasion, were found guilty last month and sentenced to jail time.

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  • 07/21/13--10:37: Week in Review
  • Too busy to catch all of this week's stories? We've got you covered! Here is your week in review from The Fashion Law!

    Society Model Management's roster is quickly expanding. Big name girls are flocking to Elite Worldwide's newest branch. This may be cause of some more model poaching lawsuits ... 

    Attention fashion bloggers, credit your photos! With two big-name blogs under (legal) fire for copyright infringement, don't risk it because you may be next! 

    TFL Exclusive - NYC-based modeling agencies Root Model Management and Re:Quest Models are merging. Catch all the details here, way before the two companies make their announcement in September. 

    Alexander McQueen staff is racist ... according to a security guard in the British brand's Meatpacking, NYC store, who filed suit this week. 

    TFL Interview Series. This week we talked to brother-sister duo: Christopher and Nicholas Kunz, the founders of NYC-based high fashion label, Nicholas K, about the globalization of fashion, urban nomads, and gardening! 

    images courtesy of tfs, re:quest, & bof

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    Last week we told you that the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue announced the ten finalists for this year's Fashion Fund. Well, here's a bit more info. Over the next few months, the Fashion Fund finalists will be competing for the prize ($300,000 for the winner and $100,000 for each of the two runners up, as well as business mentoring for all three parties). As part of this annual competition, the ten finalists present their collections and business models, as well as take part in interviews with the selection committee, which includes: Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jenna Lyons, among others. New this year: the finalists will create several items for retailer, Uniqlo, which will be unveiled in October. No word yet on whether those designs will hit stores or not. The winners will be announced at the annual Fashion Fund Gala in November. Previous winners include Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, and Joseph Altuzarra. More to come, including our profiles of each of the finalists ...

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    Moschino showed its Spring 2013 collection in a makeshift Milanese supermarket. The collection consisted of pastel plaids and tailored suits, but also of supermarket-inspired prints, namely one that resembled the Budweiser logo, but with the word Moschino, instead. This, in connection with the elaborate setting, raised eyebrows, as it was suspiciously similar to NYC-based designer Marlon Gobel's spring collection from a year prior - from the supermarket set to the Budweiser print, as well as to NYC-based skate brand, Supreme's Spring 2009 all-over Budweiser print wares. Fast forward to this Spring/Summer and the Budweiser logo is still in fashion. Singapore-based label, O-MIGHTY, which stocks at Nasty Gal and Karmaloop, among other sites, has decided not to stock Supreme or Moschino's tees on its site but create a copy of its own. 

    clockwise from top left: Supreme, Moschino S/S 2013, O-MIGHTY & Moschino
    images courtesy of, ebay & omighty

    As for what we have on our hands here, we have design piracy, at the very least. It seems that Moschino copied Supreme (and Gobel), and O-MIGHTY copied one or both of them. As for whether Supreme has a legitimate copyright infringement claim against O-MIGHTY, that's up for debate. Prior to Supreme,  it doesn't appear that anyone used the all-over Budweiser print. Thus, Supreme may be responsible for creating an original compilation of sorts. A compilation is a work created by assembling or arranging materials that are not copyrightable (for whatever reason) in such a way that the resulting work as a whole constitutes an original work protectable by copyright law. Under this theory, Supreme may have a pretty strong copyright infringement case against O-MIGHTY. 

    A discussion about trademark infringement is also warranted here for obvious reasons. Anheuser Busch has a federally registered trademark that protects the Budweiser logo, including the illustration, as shown above, but it does not extend to clothing. Any of Anheuser's Budweiser trademarks that cover clothing are merely for the word Budweiser. With this in mind, Anheuser most likely has a cause of action against O-MIGHTY and Supreme, and potentially against Moschino (whose rendition of the Budweiser print is a bit less egregious because it doesn't actually use the word Budweiser, and also because the Italian design house altered the design of the logo quite a bit). 

    This brings the Andy Warhol Campbell soup work to mind. According to the Andy Warhol Foundation, Warhol "did not run into problems with  [Campbell], which saw his usage as amusing and as freedom of expression." Further, it was only after Warhol's death that official legal agreement between the Warhol Foundation and Campbell Soup was enacted, when the Foundation began entering into licensing agreements with manufacturers to use Warhol's imagery on products. So, basically (as always), its up to Anheuser whether it wants to sue or not. Thoughts? 

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    Poland-born, Milan-based Adam Kaszewski was discovered last year while on a mountain climbing trip, and as of last month, walked in his second season of shows. In his debut season, Kaszewski walked for Rick Owens, Mugler, Jean Paul Gautier and Trussardi - among quite a few others, and has since graced the pages of GQ China, Lui, Male Model Scene, and i-D. Most recently, he hit the runway for John Paul Gaultier (and starred in his Spring 2014 lookbook), Issey Miyake, and No Editions in Paris. He also did ANTPITAGORA's Spring lookbook in Milan. Adam took a quick break from work to talk to us about sports, his pre-fashion week routine, his Spring 2014 season, and more ... 

    The Fashion Law – How old are you and what's your nationality? 

    Adam Kaszewski – I'm 20 and I'm from Poland

    The Fashion Law – How do you think you are different from other models?

    Adam Kaszewski – My hair. I started in modeling with long hair. After two months, I cut it. I was not sure about it, but in my first modeling-related travel to Milan, I worked for Alexander McQueen. After this job, I really started to believe in myself as a model. In my first runway season, I did 7 shows and I was really happy. A lot of models have hair longer than me, and so, I hope that when big brands need a bald model in future, they will think of me :)

    The Fashion Law – What did you think of modeling before you got started?

    Adam Kaszewski – I knew that models travel a lot and that it can be a really nice life. Nothing more. I didn't know any models, and so, I didn't have anyone I could ask. 

    The Fashion Law – What has been the highlight of modeling for you so far? 

    Adam Kaszewski – I think for all models its the same thing: TRAVELING and knowledge of other cultures. Before my adventure in modeling, I had been to maybe two other countries. Now I've lived in Paris, Milan, and London. This is great. 

    The Fashion Law – Do you think there are any downsides to modeling?

    Adam Kaszewski – Sure, there are some downsides. I travel all the time. In my country, I have a girlfriend and my family, who are still waiting for me. Also, sometimes we meet unfair people, who don't pay for work. So, not everything is good.

    The Fashion Law – Is there a particular designer or design house that you absolutely want to work with?

    Adam Kaszewski – I would like work for the best design houses in the world. Not a lot of bald models work with these big houses. So, I would like to break the stereotype as a bald model and work for luxury brands. But in modeling, you also need luck.

    The Fashion Law – What do you like to do when you're not traveling and working?

    Adam Kaszewski – All my life is sport. When I was younger, I played football, but I was injured and had to stop. Now I play volleyball and swim. In Poland, I have my boat and go sailing from time to time with my friends :) When I'm in my hometown, I help my family around the house and that's it.

    The Fashion Law – Where do you see yourself in the next several years?

    Adam Kaszewski – Life has taught me not to make plans. Every day can bring something new, and I am happy wherever I am. I have a lot of ideas for my life but it's too early.

    The Fashion Law – How was Fashion Week for you? 

    Adam Kaszewski – June was my second season, and it was a successful season :) I did new shows Issay Miyake and No Edition. Most of the time I worked for JPG. I did fittings, a video, and his lookbook - and walked in the show. I think everything is going good and I'm in a good place. 

    images courtesy of tfs, mmscene & fashionisto

    The Fashion Law – Do you have a pre-Fashion Week routine?

    Adam Kaszewski – When I was getting ready for Fashion Week, I was working out every day. The most important thing for me was to have a good body because I want feel good in my body. 

    The Fashion Law – What are your plans for the rest of the summer?

    Adam Kaszewski – After fashion week, I was in Poland for few days, and I started my holiday in Rome. It's really cool city but is a little to hot. 

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    With so much focus in the blogosphere on the Royal Baby, here's something British that can take your mind off of the super-suspenseful wait for the Kate Middleton to give birth or to distract you from the fact that just about every fashion blog is dying of suspense waiting for Kate Middleton to give birth. Alexander McQueen's Fall 2013 ad campaign. Featuring Brit model Edie Campbell and photographed by David Sims, this collection is everything. From the pearl-lined gloves to the feathers and heavily-beaded frocks, this collection is everything - so much so that creative director, Sarah Burton, showed less than ten looks in October and it was still a mind-blowing collection. 

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    Another day, another celebrity clothing designer. This time: Cameron Diaz and Pour la Victoire.  The actress—who not-so-coincidently has also invested in the company—has been named artistic director of the brand. In case that's not enough, she will be contributing to the design of shoe and accessory collections for the PLV line, as well as marketing and advertising decisions. 

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    According to WWD, "Diaz, who does not have a background in fashion, jumped at the chance to make her mark on the New York-based label, when a PLV board member and friend Dave Baram invited her to the company’s showroom roughly a year ago. Initially, Diaz’s visit was meant more as a meet-and-greet than a business proposition, but according to the actress, she soon realized there was an opportunity for her." It seems Diaz is embodying exactly what we've been saying is the theory underlying these unexpected celebrity designers: I wear clothes. Therefore, I can design them. She told WWD: "I live in heels 10 hours of the day. I know comfort in shoes ... I love fashion. It’s a large part of my life."

    At first, David Giordano, PLV Studio creative director, confessed that the hire “seemed inauthentic," but he has since come around. PLV's CEO, Chris Nakatani, says that bringing Diaz onboard is "opportunistic" for the brand, and says: “She will engage her friends and associates to wear the product. That will be positive,” explaining that the PLV customer will be able to identify with Diaz. Her first collection will hit stores in spring 2014.

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    Actor Peter Fonda, son of Henry and Jane Fonda and star of the 1969 film Easy Rider, is suing Dolce & Gabbana USA, the American subsidiary of the Italian design house (which has been making headlines quite a bit as of late, stemming from the founders' tax evasion charges), and department store chain, Nordstrom (for offering the t-shirt for sale), filing suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. Fonda is alleging the design house and retailer have "exploited his likeness" without his permission, as a result of the manufacture and sale of "Easy Rider" t-shirts, which bear his image (and on some sites, such as LUISAVIAROMA are entitled "Peter Fonda" tee). According to his complaint, Fonda is seeking $3 million, and claiming that "at no time did Defendants seek permission from Plaintiff to use his name, likeness and image for commercial purposes on the T-Shirts or any other apparent that Defendants intended to or did manufacture, license, sell, distribute or advertise in any known media." More to come ... 

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    One of our newest favorite brands, Veronica Beard, and one of the finalists in this year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, has brought on a new chief operating officer. The ready-to-wear collection by sisters-in-law Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard has teamed up with Stephanie Unwin, who joins as the brand's COO. According to WWD, Unwin was chief commercial officer at Jack Rogers, with previous roles including global sales director of Leifsdottir, vice president of sales and new business development at Tibi, and positions at Mayle, Aeffe and Marchesa Voyage.

    Veronica Swanson Beard (left) & Veronica Miele Beard (right)
    image courtesy of tory burch blog

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    Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, better known as the boys behind Proenza Schouler, introduced their first-ever print ad this past January. It was shot by David Sims and featured portraits of models Julia Nobis and Irina Nikolaeva juxtaposed with some abstract images. It appears the boys have teamed up with Sims again for their Fall 2013 campaign. Appropriately starring Sasha Pivovarova, who closed their Fall 2013 show this past February, and a parrot, the video is super trippy, in a high fashion kind of way. Watch it after the break ...

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  • 07/23/13--06:00: Kate Middleton: Style Icon
  • In light of the arrival of the Royal Baby yesterday, I thought instead of dedicating a post to Kate Middleton's maternity style, here's a gallery of (a not pregnant) Dutchess Kate Middleton in some of our favorite young brands, including Prabal Gurung, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Jenny Packham, Christopher Kane, and some established brands (like Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and DVF). Because everyone knows that thin is in (and according to industry insider, Kelly Cutrone, the fashion industry isn't to blame: "Society has a hyper emphasis on thin and that trend comes from the consumers — it does not come from the fashion industry.") Enjoy ... 

    in Jenny Packham

    in Roksanda Illinic 

    in Stella McCartney

    in Diane Von Furtsenberg

    in Prabal Gurung

    in Christopher Kane

    in Jonathan Saunders

    in Alexander McQueen

    in Temperley London

    in Erdem
    images courtesy of stylecaster, guardian, tfs

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    Designers Nicolas Ghesquière, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, and others are the subjects of the latest bout of the so-called "parody" t-shirt craze. Label, Made in Hell-A, a Los Angeles-based brand (obviously), whose business is based almost entirely off of these catchy designer-name t-shirts, may be walking a thin line in terms of legality. While Alexander Wang is the only one in the group listed above that has trademarked his name, that doesn't mean the others don't have a cause of action.  

    images courtesy of made in hell-a

    You may recall that just last month, actress Scarlett Johansson (who's name is not a federally registered trademark) sued a French publisher for using her name in a book, seeking compensation and damages for the “breach and fraudulent use of personal rights,” as well as a ban on “future transfer of rights and adaptations of the book.This seems like it could be a good route for Ghesquière to take if he were to pursue a lawsuit (even though I think a cease and desist letter may do the trick here), as it would likely allow him to avoid proving "likelihood of confusion," as required by a trademark infringement lawsuit. 

    While Alexander Wang seems to have a pretty clear claim here, since he has a federally registered trademark in Class 25, which covers clothing, Ghesquière may also have a substantial claim, as well, under the same rationale as Johansson (mentioned above) or under a common law trademark claim. After all, he is one of the most famous names in fashion, and not to "be a Haider" but it seems that Made in Hell-A is profiting from the goodwill created by others, something trademark law doesn't approve of. [FYI - in addition to identifying the source of goods or services, trademarks also create a certain amount of goodwill, such as the prestige built up around a mark]. As for the others, I'm not sure the average person would connect Haider with Haider Ackermann or Dries with Dries Van Noten, which makes me think those two are probably perfectly legal. Thoughts?

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