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This Week’s Haute Links: 8.16.2011

1.  Karl Lagerfeld’s line for Macys Impulse drops August 31st (I am really not impressed). – The Budget Babe 2. A judge denied Louboutin’s motion for preliminary injunctiona in the case of  Christian Louboutin S.A. v. Yves Saint Laurent America, … Continue reading

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Clayton v. Steinagel: The Case Against Requiring a License for Hair Braiders

Jestina Clayton sued the state of Utah recently, challenging a law requiring hair braiders to receive a cosmetology license. Clayton, a Sierra Leon native, had been braiding hair since she was a little girl, and used her skills to bring in extra cash … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: “The (Most) Coveted”

The-Coveted.com v. TheCoveted.com: is the case between two fashion related websites using the same name–“The Coveted”.  Janine  Jacob, founder of the popular Independent Fashion Bloggers organization (which I attended in 2009 and wrote about here) and creator of the Evolving Influence … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: The Truth in Labeling Act

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill requiring all garments made of real fur be labeled. Currently, garments made of real fur valued under $150, i.e., fur-trimmed apparel,  are not required to be labeled. Some manufacturers/retailers,  proudly promote their use of fur … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Copyright Bill to Protect Fashion Designs

On December 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill introduced by Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York), called the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA, S.3728), that will give copyright protection to clothing designs, protecting them from copycats. The … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Harper’s Bazaar List

A collection of documents belonging to Harper’s Bazaar, which were left on the desktop of a Los Angeles hotel’s public lobby computer and contained the magazine’s preferred label list, along with the call sheets for three LA photoshoots, call into question the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Haute Links

Michelle Obama’s Brooches Are ‘Part of Her Code’: The Cut Racism AND Sexism at the NY Post?: The Black Snob  Andre Leon Talley and Kimmora Lee Simons to judge America’s Next Top Model: Gatecrasher Lawyer’s have invented a new defense … Continue reading

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Knock It Off!

 WWD reported yesterday that Forever 21 settled (yet another) lawsuit alleging that it had ripped off another company’s design.  The bargain-priced retailer has been sued over 50 times. Some of the designers that have sued Forever 21 are Diane von Furstenberg, Anna … Continue reading

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“Good Hair” Movie Producer Chris Rock Sued by “My Nappy Roots’”

A host of celebs turned out on Monday night and walked the red carpet (close to gawking passers by) for the Manhatton screening of Chris Rock’s documentary film, “Good Hair” hosted by the Cinema Society. You would never have known that Chris … Continue reading

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Abercrombie and Fierce

After researching bankruptcy and tax law all day long, I am happy to analyze the merits of the suit filed by Abercrombie and Fitch against Beyoncé Knowel, over the right use the name Fierce for her fragrance.   Beyoncé  recently signed a deal … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Salacious Obscenities

One visit to the American Apparel website, and it’s clear that they aren’t just selling T-shirts (that I so adore). Adolescent-looking models, with dear caught in headlights expressions, in “come hither” poses, are like, well, the retailers trademark. And nipples are … Continue reading

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Tale of the Counterfeit Bag Carrying IP Lawyer

I was at a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) last week sitting in a session on intellectual property when I saw the most unbelieveable thing: another lawyer sitting in the same session on intellectual property, carrying a knockoff Louis Vuitton bag! She … Continue reading

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It’s A Bad Day to be a JD

The folks over at Above the Law are reporting shocking numbers of lawyers who have been let go from their firms and entering first year associates who’s start dates have been postponed (all the way to 11/10) or who’s offers have been revoked! … Continue reading

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