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Copyrighting Fashion

Media Law Prof Blog

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


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Copyrighting Fashion?

Media Law Prof Blog

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

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Kate Hudson's Fashion Company Exec Sues for Wrongful Termination

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Beyonce Leads Pop Star Legal Assault on French Fashion House

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Copyright claim based on taping fashion show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

By Eriq Gardner A women's clothing company is suing Canadian Broadcasting Company after a reporter for the television station snuck into a New York fashion show without an invitation and taped the event. According to the complaint filed by Nygard.

New Fashion Law Blog Hits the Catwalk

Media Law Prof Blog

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

Death of Rock Music Photographer Leads to Copyright Lawsuit Against Fashion Designer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Jim Marshall, whose photographs of musicians became famous, died the night he was scheduled to attend a fashion boutique in SoHo, New York. Here's the strange story of what happened next. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Style

New York Fashion Week Does the Catwalk Into a Courtroom

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

Media Law Prof Blog

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. The women

CBS Sues Over 'Fashion Rocks' Money

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Fashion Photographer Sues Mediaite Over Photographs of Kate Moss' Sister

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The plaintiff claims that the media-focused websites of ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams have violated copyright by displaying and LINKING to unauthorized photos of Lotte Moss. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style Business Kate Moss

'Fashion Police' Writers File $1 Million Wage Complaint

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Iliza Shlesinger's Girls-Only Show Sparks Lawsuit Over "War on Men"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit likens the show to a kind of "old-fashioned sexism." read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture THR Online

How Shoe Princesses Lost Their Brand: Sigerson Morrison

Current Trends

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. fashion law Trademark trademark litigation trademark registrationImagine that one day shoes you designed are gobbled up by Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Campbell.

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.

Drybar vs Blow Dry Bar – Trademark for Blow Drying Hair

Current Trends

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. And, as much as we Texas gals like our hair fixed, it does seem like a natural fit. Houston, Texas-based Blow Dry Bar, LLC seeks a declaratory judgment of non-infringement against Dallas, Texas-based DryBar Holdings, LLC’s trademark and trade dress.

Jessica Simpson Sued for Posting Paparazzo's Picture of Herself on Instagram

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The singer-turned-fashion mogul is being sued for a photo of herself that was posted to her official accounts. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online Jessica Simpson

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

“Purse”onal Jurisdiction


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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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


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. Tags: JETL career constitution contracts copyright courts financial government intellectual property lawsuits legislation privacy technology copyright infringement design design piracy prohibition act DPPA economy fashion piracy sumptuary

Settlement Agreement: Project Runway is “in” on Lifetime


In addition to millions of dollars, NBC is also receiving a competition-free start to the new Bravo program, The Fashion Show. The terms of the settlement pushed the premiere of the already-taped sixth season of Project Runway back to mid-August, allowing The Fashion Show to premiere on May 7th without any Project Runway competition. Tags: JETL contracts entertainment film/television lawsuits NBC Project Runway Bravo Weinstein Company Lifetime The Fashion Show Jeff Zucker

'Project Runway' Hit With Copyright Lawsuit From Photographer

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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

Oscar Wraps, Links, Updates, Video

Thompson On Hollywood

Here's the Oscar site's Road to the Oscars: Tags: Oscars Bennett Miller fashion forecasts James Franco Judd Apatow Oscars red carpet Seth Rogen short wrap-ups The Oscars aren't truly over until you've scanned all the frocks and party coverage and caught the winners on Oprah and looked at who did best on the Oscar predicts (I got five wrong) and checked the wrap-ups and yes, early forecasts of what will be going for Oscar gold next year: here's Kris Tapley and Jeff Wells.

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Add one more lawsuit to the singer's growing list of disputes with managers, housekeepers, insurers, fashion designers, security guards and others. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Courtney Love Kurt Cobain

Van Halen Settles Lawsuit With Drummer's Ex-Wife, Allowing Her to Use Last Name

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Van Halen accused fashion designer Kelly Van Halen of diluting the band''s name read more. Music THR Online THR, Esq. Style Business

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

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Courtney Love

Filming in Public – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

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]. What are the legal risks when you film in places and at events where people will inevitably wind up in the background of your shots?

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Transgender TV Personality Claims Discrimination at BET Awards

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Scott says that when he was forced to change clothing as a fashion correspondent, it violated his right to gender identity and gender expression. read more. Music THR, Esq. Television Style BET Awards

Melissa Harris-Perry: What Obamas evolution on same-sex marriage means for the country -Melissa Harris Perry deals with the false assumptions expressed in the media that posit that African Americans are some how more homophobic than there white brethren. This of course is nonsense. African American churches have rarely stooped to the science denying ignorance of the dominant cultures evangelical brethren and the plain old fashioned bigotry that underlies their Calvinist theology.

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TV Show Formats

Media Law Prof Blog

Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich, has published The Fashion of TV Show Formats. Here is the abstract. Over the last years, a vibrant global market for TV show formats has developed. New game show, casting, soap, telenovela, documentary and other formats

Can She Talk?

Media Law Prof Blog

Rivers'' writing for the show "Fashion Police" which is currently being struck by its writing staff. The Writers Guild and Joan Rivers have settled the WGA complaint over Ms. The WGA East had set October 14 as the date for

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

Gordon P. Firemark

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. Hi, I’m Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I help you take your career and business in entertainment to the next level.

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Power Rangers Owner Sues Over 'Power Hoodiez' Sweatshirts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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