Fashion Law Blogs are All the Fashion

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Last week, the entertainment and business law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp launched Ooh Law Law, a blog about fashion law. That news reminded me of another […] The post Fashion Law Blogs are All the Fashion appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Beyonce Leads Pop Star Legal Assault on French Fashion House

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Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rihana and Jay Z join her for a lawsuit against ElevenParis. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Style THR Online

Kate Hudson's Fashion Company Exec Sues for Wrongful Termination

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The suit claims the company assumed Talitha Peters was being treated for an addiction to illegal substances while on a temporary medical leave. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

New York Fashion Week Does the Catwalk Into a Courtroom

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Bigger is better when it comes to studio space. read more. THR, Esq. Style Movies Style Business THR Online

WME-IMG and CFDA Facing $10M Lawsuit for "Usurping" New York Fashion Week Trademark

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The agency and CFDA conspired to steal the trademark after Mercedes-Benz pulled out as sponsor of its annual fashion event, a lawsuit claims. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Copyrighting Fashion

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Samson Vermont, University of Miami School of Law, has published The Dubious Legal Rationale for Denying Copyright to Fashion. Here is the abstract. This essay clarifies the useful article doctrine and argues that it does not, as clarified, bar copyright

Rihanna Whipped By Another Fashion Photographer Over 'S&M' Music Video

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Eriq Gardner Can a music video infringe the copyright on a still photo? read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Style

'Fashion Police' Writers File $1 Million Wage Complaint

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They allege that they are hourly employees who are due overtime on the popular Joan Rivers-hosted E! series. read more. THR, Esq. Television Style Kelly Osbourne Business Joan Rivers

Judge Allows Graffiti Artist's Lawsuit Over Katy Perry's Met Gala Dress

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The renowned street artist known as "Rime" wins the right to pursue a well known fashion designer for ripping off his mural. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Style Culture Business THR Online

Lawyer Steve Warren Rails Against Antonin Scalia at GLAAD Awards: 'An Old-Fashioned Bully' (Video)

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"It was quite wonderful," said President Clinton of the fiery speech. read more. Leonardo DiCaprio GLAAD Media Awards Movies Charlize Theron THR, Esq. Bill Clinton

'Fashion Police' Writers File Complaint Against Joan Rivers for Back Wages

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The filing with a California labor agency seeks $400,000 in back wages the writers say they are owed. A similar suit was filed by E! writers last week seeking $1.1 million read more. Entertainment THR, Esq. Television Comcast Joan Rivers

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

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The Business Culture Fashion THR Online THR, Esq. A new lawsuit against Roberto Cavalli continues a recent march by street artists to the courthouse read more. Style Roberto Cavalli Business

Copyrighting Fashion?

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Two law professors assess Senator Schumer's attempt to protect the rights of fashion designers via a revision of the copyright law in the op-ed pages of the New York Times here

A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Students

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Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related disciplines.

Trademark Office Confirms 'Tinseltown' Means More Than a Portion of Los Angeles

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Fashion retailer attempts to glam on to glitzy Hollywood. read more. Movies THR, Esq. Style

Warner Bros. Beats Louis Vuitton in 'Hangover 2' Knockoff Handbag Dispute

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A federal judge dismisses the case after finding that fashion label hadn't plausibly made the case that the knockoff bag in a brief scene confused consumers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Style Business The Hangover Part II

CBS Sues Over 'Fashion Rocks' Money

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Three Lions Entertainment allegedly is on the hook for $2.45 million read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Defamation Case (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni Rocker Courtney Love has settled the lawsuit brought against her by a fashion designer who claims she was defamed in a series of messages posted on Twitter.

Courtney Love's Ex-Lawyer Sues Over Fees, Details Her Legal Exploits

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Add one more lawsuit to the singer's growing list of disputes with managers, housekeepers, insurers, fashion designers, security guards and others.

'Project Runway' Hit With Copyright Lawsuit From Photographer

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Eriq Gardner Photographer claims that when reality fashion show featured past work from a contestant, it violated the copyright on her photographs.

Barclays Center Sues 'Fashion Rocks' Producer Claiming $1.3 Million Owed

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Three Lions Entertainment is allegedly unable to pay its bills read more. The Business Music Nicki Minaj THR Online THR, Esq. Television Jennifer Lopez CBS Pitbull Ryan Seacrest Business CBS Corporation

New Fashion Law Blog Hits the Catwalk

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New student edited fashion law blog: Case Clothesed.com. Very stylish name. Other blogs in this particular area that I follow include Susan Scafidi's quite wonderful Counterfeit Chic

New Study Ranks Top U.S. IP Firms’ Use of Social Media

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A study published today by The Fashion Law examines the social media activity of 115 of the leading IP firms in the United States. How do large intellectual property firms rank in their use of social media and numbers of followers? The study, The Social Network: How The Top Intellectual Property Firms Are Utilizing Social Media, ranks […]. The post New Study Ranks Top U.S. IP Firms’ Use of Social Media appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Courtney Love Sued Again for Defamation on Twitter (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni A few months after settling a lawsuit with a fashion designer, the rocker has now been sued by lawyers who represented her in an effort to pursue money allegedly stolen from the estate of her late husband, Kurt Cobain.

Power Rangers Owner Sues Over 'Power Hoodiez' Sweatshirts

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Eriq Gardner Power Rangers color-and-design combos are nostalgically back in fashion. But the owner of the long-running kids' TV show wants to use their legal zords to shut down anything resembling unlicensed merchandise. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Style Business

Damon Dash Strikes Back at Ex-Wife Rachel Roy With $2.5 Million Claims

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Fashion designer Roy is accused of mishandling a business the two started together. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Style Business THR Online

Joan Rivers Faces Potential Fine, Expulsion in WGA East Trial (Analysis)

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Is Rivers writing or showrunning "Fashion Police" during a WGA-sanctioned walkout? Television Fashion Police Labor Business Joan Rivers The penalties could be severe, but she may have some unexpected defenses. read more. Bastard Machine E! THR, Esq.

Courtney Love responds to twitter defamation claim

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Love has filed an interesting special motion to strike fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir's lawsuit against her. By Eriq Gardner In March, we wrote how Courtney Love became the first celebrity sued for Twitter defamation. Among the claims: Simorangkir "repeatedly asked.

Esqspot to Host Boston Networking Event this Week

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Earlier this year, I wrote about the launch of Esqspot, a professional networking site for lawyers that offers a twist from other such sites — it aims to promote not only online networking, but also good old-fashioned live networking. So far, it has hosted its live networking events only in New York. This week, however, Esqspot […] The post Esqspot to Host Boston Networking Event this Week appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

What to do about an Agent who isn’t Paying – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

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If they don’t pay in a timely fashion, they could wind up on the hook for as much as three times the amount in question. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. What could you do if your agent is taking too long to get you your money after they’ve been paid.

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How Shoe Princesses Lost Their Brand: Sigerson Morrison

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Shoe designers and fashion industry darlings Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison learned a lesson similar to Steve Jobs when he was fired by APPLE — if you take the investors’ money, you might be giving up a lot of control.

Why photo clearance is critical for bloggers and stock photo libraries

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A lawsuit filed against Getty Images by an Irish woman has raised alarm bells in some blogging, news, and photography circles. Sheldon Toplitt, over at the Unruly of Law blog reports on the case filed by Avril Nolan, who now lives in Brooklyn, and works in public relations.

Drybar vs Blow Dry Bar – Trademark for Blow Drying Hair

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Dallas/Fort Worth Texas fashion law trademark litigation trademark registration Blow Dry Bar – Houston. While in LA I marveled at all the hair salons for blow drying hair. Who knew these salons were all over Texas.

On Broken Wrists and Suing Children

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by Jay Marshall Wolman It seems Eric Turkewitz and Jack Marshall are at it again, this time over the aunt (or first-cousin once removed) who sued a boy (now 12, but 8 at the time of injury) when he greeted her in a fashion that resulted in a wrist fracture.

JCP Seeks Dec Action of Trademark Non-Infringement

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Dallas/Fort Worth Texas fashion law trademark litigation trademark registration Uncategorized Plano, Texas-based retailer, JC Penney Corporation, Inc., asked a judge in Texas federal court to find JCP’s use of the name Aspen to describe a pair of winter boots is not infringing of Aspen Licensing International, Inc’s “Aspen” trademark for footwear.

7 big benefits of registering your copyrights early.

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Registration of copyright, obviously, serves the purpose of providing a way for the ownership of a work to be searched in a fashion similar to a title search performed when purchasing real estate. Copyright Registration should happen within 3 months after a work is first published.

Settlement Agreement: Project Runway is “in” on Lifetime

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In addition to millions of dollars, NBC is also receiving a competition-free start to the new Bravo program, The Fashion Show. Tags: JETL contracts entertainment film/television lawsuits NBC Project Runway Bravo Weinstein Company Lifetime The Fashion Show Jeff Zucker

Echoes of the Sumptuary Impulse: Considering the Threads of Social Identity, Economic Protectionism, and Public Morality in the Proposed Design Piracy Prohibition Act

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The proposed law has yielded lively debates amongst legal commentators and industry professionals regarding whether or not fashion designs should be protected under copyright law.

Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

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Amber is a documentary filmmaker who recently shot fashion week, and related events. We filmed at a trade show and a fashion show. AUDIO: TRANSCRIPT: [link]. link].

“Purse”onal Jurisdiction

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