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)


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