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Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection. Trademark serial No. 77141789 beats YSL

Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection for his lacquered red sole shoes! Also known as  Serial Number 77141789 in the trademark world. Decided by Judge Jose Cabranes in Manhattan federal court via a 31-page decision, the appellate judge reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that Louboutin’s signature red soles were a “brand with worldwide recognition” that “qualifies for trademark protection” — except if the shoe itself is red.

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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: women’s high fashion designer footwear. FIRST USE: 19920000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19920000

Mark Drawing …

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Why Is The E.U. Being A #CookieMonster?

Companies have had the privilege of personalizing their marketing schemes due to the benefit of cookies. Now, it seems the EU begs to differ and they will begin to regulate the amount of access websites have from cookies.
Found on Wikipedia, a cookie “was designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.” This means that the person who created …

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[22 May 2012 | No Comment ]
Skechers Caught Lying on Shape-Ups

I could have told you this. When I was in the city two years ago, I saw many commercials, advertisements and even a pop-up store for Skecher Shape-Up shoes. They had Kim Kardashian as a spokesperson, and personal opinions about the shoe from Joe Montana and Karl Malone. Skecher’s probably paid Kim Kardashian a lot of money to advertise for a brand that was cool in the 90s. Now, the the Federal Trade Commission has found that all these claims were not true. However, I have to give a lot …

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Tumblr sued by Perfect 10 for copyright infringment

The implications of this lawsuit could send shock waves to Pinterest, Flickr and other image hosting sites. Perfect 10, an adult entertainment company ( not worth visiting), alleges that Tumblr failed to respond to repeated requests for takedowns of their copyrighted photographs. In addition Perfect 10 states that “Tumblr employees have posted infringing content to Tumblr’s servers to help start the business.”
In addition to pornographic material Tumblr is full of photo’s that are copyright protected. Remember that the right to reproduce copyright protected work must be given by the copyright …

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[28 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments ]
7 Networking tips for a career in Fashion, Entertainment & anything else

What I always find is missing is the most important networking tool FACE TO FACE INTERACTION. Whether it’s a film maker, comedian, fashion designer or model I work with creative people of all kind and I hear the same complaint from everyone, that they need more exposure. Although they have a website/blog, LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, twitter etc. they feel nothing is getting them closer to where they want to be in their career. What I always find is missing is the most important networking tool FACE TO FACE INTERACTION.
I …

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[14 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments ]
Fashion star FLOP or Success?

The demand for fashion designers will remain at a high because consumers seek the latest forecasted trends. We want to look, breathe and feel like we are a part of elite fashion. Consumers want what’s “HOT”, fresh, innovative and to be quite frank we want what the celebrities are wearing. How would you like to have your dream as a designer turned into a reality? To have your designs featured in the world’s top retailers for America to buy?
NBC kicked off the spring season with a Fashion MUST WATCH tonight! …

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Store is Open! Made in USA Fame Appeal Fashion

Fame Appeal brand makes its debut with an American-made collection of scarves available  in six color combinations. (Yes ladies and gentlemen I have returned to my fashion designing roots!) Each scarf is designed to be worn by men and women and at nearly seven feet long, allow for wrapping in many different ways. I have gone to great lengths to find a fabric that is as soft and warm as natural fibers but as durable as synthetics. Assembled in the NYC, NJ and Philadelphia, in an effort to promote apparel …

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Fashion Models Legal Protection – Modeling Law

The Victoria’s Secret fashion show aired last night on CBS and as usual it is always a spectacle of physical and artistic perfection. I thought it would be befitting to dedicate this post to legal protection for fashion models both in an agency and freelance.  A fashion model uses his/her appearance and natural chemistry to sell goods or services. Often times Models feel they are getting the short end of the bargain and I thought the following may help out.
1. Things you should pay attention to when signing a modeling …

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Cybersquatting in Gap jeans

I can’t tell you how many times I have to remind businesses, young and old, that they must purchase any confusingly similar domains which  bad faith competitors may use to take away their traffic. Known as, cybersquatting, this is a legal violation where someone with bad faith creates a domain in order profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter then offers to sell the domain to the person or company who owns a trademark contained within the name at an inflated price.(wiki) Fashion and …

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Fashion Charity for Pets – PSCPA

1st Annual Pet Support Phashion Charity Show benefiting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) took place on Friday, November 18 and IT WAS FANTASTIC. At the front of the disco light runway were hosts Mike Jerrick  of Good Day Philadelphia and Kharisma McIwaine of CW11, they announced fashion designers for feline, canine and human models! I have never seen such intricate detail on such petite furry models until this fashion event. In addition to live music performed by Joanna Pacitti and Taragirl plus great food …

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