Trademark law quirks force Madonna to testify in defense of MG Icon's right to use "Material Girl" as fashion label

Posted by Charles Colman

As reported by Women's Wear Daily and summarized by Fashionista, Madonna's joint venture with Iconix Brand Group, MG ICON, has lost its motion for summary judgment in a trademark infringement case involving the right to use the phrase "Material Girl" in connection with apparel, accessories, and cosmetics.  This may not be the fashion law case of the year -- that honor goes to Louboutin v. YSL, of course -- but it's definitely in the top five.  So LAW OF FASHION will be sure to circle back and explain why the judge ruled that a trial is necessary in this case... sometime in the near future.

In the meantime, you can check out some key court filings in the case that Charles Colman Law, PLLC, has uploaded to Scribd for your reading pleasure.  What could possibly make for better beach reading on this beautiful Labor Day Weekend?

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