Fashion law roundup: 'September-catch-up-because-of-fashion-week(s)-and-other-undisclosed-reasons' edition (Part 2 of 3 or so)

Posted by Charles Colman

As promised... the next final installment in LAW OF FASHION'S threeish- two-part bring-you-up-to-speed-on-September fashion law roundup:

 

Louboutin, Of Course

 

"That whole Louboutin thing" (LAW OF FASHION)

 

That Fashion IP Bill 

 

"Design Piracy Bill Reintroduced In Congress" (Women's Wear Daily; sub. required)

 

 

"Design Piracy Bill Passes Senate Committee" (WWD; sub. required)

 

 

"Why Knockoffs Are Good for the Fashion Industry [An Interview with Kal Raustalia, Author of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation]" (NPR)

 

Other News in Intellectual Property 

 

Luxury-goods companies breathe sigh of relief after French court ruling in favor of Van Cleef & Arpels (Financial Times)

 

 

Chanel ordered to pay Tricot 200,000 Euros in ongoing copycat lawsuit (Vogue UK)

 

 

"MAC hauls Target into court [in Australia] over claims the retailer is selling fake makeup" (smartcompany)

 

 

"Fred Perry and Topshop settle their differences" (Telegraph)

 

Mean Business

 

"Gucci Hacker Gets Jail Sentence" (WWD; sub. required)

 

 

"The Norma Rae of Fashion Interns" (NY Mag / The Cut)

 

 

"Trade Tensions with China on the Rise" (WWD; sub. required)

 

 

"India [Foreign Direct Investment] Decision Spurs Protests" (WWD; sub. required)

 

 

"FTC Proposes Changes to Its Fur Labeling Rules" (FTC press release)

 

 

"Wal-Mart Pares Supply Deal with Middleman Li & Fung" (WSJ)

 

 

"In fashion circles, lawyers becoming sought-after accessories" (Reuters)



This Isn't Pretty

 

"Has Vogue Already Broken Its Own 'Health Initiative' By Featuring This Possibly Underage Model?" (Fashionista)

 

 

"Fierce! Fashion Week Slap Turns Into $1 Million Lawsuit" (gothamist)

 

 

"[Head of luxury conglomerate and] France's richest man Bernard Arnault sues Liberation newspaper over insult" (The Guardian)

 

 

"Kate Middletown Hires John Galliano's Lawyer in Topless Photos Lawsuit" (Fashionista)

 

 

"Topless Kate Middleton Photos Continue Their European Tour [Despite Injunction from French Court]" (NY Mag / The Cut)

 

 

"Brian Atwood Doesn't Understand Why His Campaign Was Banned, Thinks People Should Watch More Porn" (Fashionista)



FINAL INSTALLMENT OF LOF'S SEPTEMBER 2012 ROUNDUP COMING SOON...



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