« Fashion Law
[8 May 2012 | 2 Comments]
Pamela Love vs. Urban Outfitters: Copyright Infringement by Free People

Famous jewelry designer, Pamela Love has had her pieces featured in Vogue and Elle magazine. But to her surprise Urban Outfitters has also been featuring her jewelry! Yep good ‘ol Urban Outfitters has been “inspired” by what we fashion lawyers like to call the “L’infringement.” Good thing for Pamela Love, she registered the two pieces at dispute ( a Small Bear Ring and a Ridged Cuff Bracelet) with the Federal government. ( contact me if you have questions)
Urban Outfitters and its subsidiary Free People were infatuated with Pamela Love’s jewelry …

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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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« Entertainment Law
[6 Apr 2012 | No Comment]
Even Hip Hop can catch a cold: Kanye sippin’ Theraflu

Now we’ve been experiencing some awesome weather this Spring season, nonetheless cold season is not over according to Hip Hop mogul Kanye West. Kanye’s new tune;”Theraflu; “relates” to the over-the-counter product used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms that millions of consumers rely on. Is this the beginning of a legal cold for Kanye West, (being that he has a new beau) or does the cough medicine enjoy the free advertising?
The issue here is whether a company will take affirmative steps to break an association with a celebrity when it wants to ensure  …

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« Fashion and Business
[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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« Fashion Law
[19 Mar 2012 | 5 Comments]
Herve Leger Sues Stretta in Trade Dress Lawsuit

Trade dress infringement getting on BCBG’s last HERVE. ( Herve Leger that is) Talk about messing with a bigwig, Stretta Moda, a clothing line sold through various retailers, Revolve and Devine just to name a few,  has been manufacturing precisely the same style Trade dress as originally manufactured by Herve Leger Bandage Dress.  Since, the early 90′s Herve Leger (now owned by BCBG MaxAzria) has continuously featured their unique Trade Dress known as the “Bandage Dress” in their seasonal fashion shows (worn by many celebs singer Cassie is featured to …

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« Fashion and Business
[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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« Entertainment Law
[1 Feb 2012 | One Comment]
Cancelled Lady Gaga performance makes Russian Music TV sue for $1.5M

Russian media holding UTV, which owns Muz-TV  (Russian version of MTV) , has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit with a Miami court, claiming losses from Miami based New Wave Entertainment ( NWE ) over a canceled appearance at Moscow Music Awards by popular singer Lady Gaga. (read complaint below)
NWE Talent  Entertainment claimed that they could get Lady Gaga & Akon to perform at the awards show for the a down payment of $1.5 Million!
“ZAO TV Service (Muz-TV) and the American NWE Talent Agency & Management Company reached agreement that the …

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