Fashion law roundup: 'September-catch-up-because-of-fashion-week(s)-and-other-undisclosed-reasons' edition! (Part 1 of 3 or so)

Posted by Charles Colman

It's been a busy month for fashion designers and fashion lawyers alike (blame New York Fashion Week, followed by London, Milan, and Paris), and now LAW OF FASHION has a lot of catching up to do. So here's the first installment of LOF's September 2012 fashion law roundup, containing news stories from the first week or so of the month.  It will be supplemented in short order...

Intellectual Property and The Like

 

"Lululemon sues [PVH Corp's Calvin Klein and G-III Apparel Group Ltd.] over pant patents" (Reuters)

 

"Kim Kardashian Settles Lawsuit with Old Navy Over Look-alike Model" (Fashionista)

 

"Victoria's Secret Accused of Selling 'Knockoffs' By Its Former Hosiery Supplier" (PR Newswire)

 

"Cambridge Satchel Co. Suit Settles" (The Fashion Law)

 

"Milan Police Make Counterfeit Bust" (WWD; sub. required)

 

"China Blamed for Fake Goods Seized in Italy" (Yahoo! News / AFP)

 

"Burberry Drops Lawsuit Against Humphrey Bogart Heirs" (Bloomberg News)

 

"Furniture Co.'s Bogart Trademark Infringement Liability Remains in Play" (OCTA Blog)

 

"David Yurman Calls Out Kate Moss for Copying His Campaign" (Fashionista)

 

"Polo Group Flouting Injunction on Logo, Ralph Lauren Says" (IP 360; sub. required)

 

"Photo library can license Marilyn Monroe images, court rules" (Reuters)

 

"Bankrupt Syms Cleared to Sell Filene's Basement Name" (WWD; sub. required)

 

"A (Sun)beam of Hope for Trademark Licensees in Bankruptcy" (Bytes & Pieces)

Gender, Race, and Other Hot-Button Issues

 

"Virginity cream sparks Indian sex debate" (BBC News)

 

"Wet Seal Workers Sue Retailer For Racial Discrimination" (HuffPost / AP)

 

"Angela Rockwood, Paraplegic Model, Lands Huge Nordstrom Campaign" (HuffPost Style)

 

"You Can Lie About Getting a Purple Heart, But Don't Wear It" (WSJ Law Blog)

 

International Development(s) and Trade

 

"GOP Takes Hard Line on China Trade" (WWD; sub. required)

 

"Qatar to launch own luxury brand before end of year" (Yahoo! News / AFP)

 

"Senior Obama Trade Official Promotes 'Made in USA' Apparel, Textiles, and Footwear" (ITA; press release)

 

Simone Cipriani lobbies for the Union Nations to develop an Ethical Fashion Initiative (NY Times)

 

"Hermes Counterfeiter Gets Life Sentence in China" (MarketWatch)

 

Assorted Industry Goings-On

 

"John Galliano stripped of Legion of Honour following anti-Semitic abuse conviction" (Telegraph)

 

"John Galliano Sues Dior for How Much?!?" (Refinery29)

 

"Is New York Fashion Week Ready for French Underage Prostitute-Turned-Designer Zahia Dehar? Because She's Coming!" (Fashionista)

 

"LVMH Fires Back at Hermes" (WWD; sub. required)

 

"Bakers Announces Restructing Plan" (WWD; sub. required)

 

"Macy's denied injunction to stop Penney selling Stewart goods" (Reuters)

 

"BCBG Signs New Licenses" (WWD; sub. required)

 

"Was Janna Ryan's RNC Dress A Michelle Obama Rip-Off" (Styleite)

 

"Paul Smith to collaborate with Barbour" (Telegraph)

 

"Jil Sander's $290 brown paper bag purse is made of brown paper" (L.A. Times)

 

"Is Rihanna Teaming Up With Stella McCartney" (FashionEtc.)

 

J. Crew rips off Jil Sander (latter/former)



MORE TO COME...