FASHIONBOSS ENCORE: SUNDAY FASHION RECAP
FASHION LAW: A Big Week for Fashion Legalese
Havaianas Trademark Saved by Paris Courts | Alpargatas SA, manufacturer of Havaianas flip-flops, had won the trademark case against Too Beach. According to the court reports, French beach supply wholesaler Too Beach cancelled a Havaianas trademark, which infringed against the Brazilian brand’s mark.
The Paris Court of Appeals overruled the Court of First Instance decision, which initially allowed the cancellation of said mark. The Paris Court decision, however, entailed that the Havaianas “figurative trademark” is readily identifiable. The symmetrical sequence of figures that into slanted and intertwined to form an elongated S is a popular construction that consumers associate 92% of the time with the Brazilian brand.
Condé Nast Shows Class in Class-Action Suit | Purveyor of multiple notable lifestyle magazines, Condé Nast has finally hit the final stages of their settlement to multiple former interns. The class action suit filed last April has been one of the multiple disgruntled intern cases that have sprung up in the fashion world: ranging from retail to modeling to publication. Although the specific quantity of the class action suit is still being negotiated, the notorious publisher has reached an agreement to pay $5.8 million, or $700 – $1,900 per intern.
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3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Magically Appears at Forever 21… | When Phillip Lim dropped his Pashli leather accessories collection, a series of copycats immediately hopped onto the reproduction train. The 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli is recognizable from a mile away: it sports exposed zippers and a push-lock flap — two characteristics that stole the hearts of editors across the country. One of the first to profit was none other than fast retailer, Forever 21. One of the biggest distinctions between these two products, however, has nothing to do with the design; it is the vast price drop. Can you tell which one costs more?by