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Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log: B&N almost entirely off the hook for copying backpack design

Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log: B&N almost entirely off the hook for copying backpack design | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Rubio v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., 2014 WL 6769150, No. 14–CV–6561 (S.D.N.Y Nov. 11, 2014)
Rubio sued her alma mater, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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How Websites Hawking Blatant Designer Fakes Thrive Online

How Websites Hawking Blatant Designer Fakes Thrive Online | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
A crop of new internet retailers has burst on to the scene. Most are based
in China, producing low cost imitations of garments from catwalks and
fast-fashion stores alike. No one from Hermès to H&M is safe. Romwe is just
one of these brands. With its extensive blogger network, Romwe managed to
raise its profile within a short amount of time and without facing any
detrimental litigation.
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From Versace to Bottega Veneta, Milan Has a Message for Hillary Clinton

From Versace to Bottega Veneta, Milan Has a Message for Hillary Clinton | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
As the fashion week winds down, diversity, equality, and empowerment were the best looks on the runway.
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Remembering Sonia Rykiel, in Fashion’s Own Words

Remembering Sonia Rykiel, in Fashion’s Own Words | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
As the French designer’s house prepares its first runway show since her death, former models, editors and retailers recall her style.
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Asos accused of enforcing "deeply exploitative" working practices

Asos accused of enforcing "deeply exploitative" working practices | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
​ ​ London - Concerns over working conditions in Asos's distribution centre have caught the media's attention once more. In spite of previously refuting
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We're workers, not slaves: a Bangladeshi woman’s quest to change the fashion industry

We're workers, not slaves: a Bangladeshi woman’s quest to change the fashion industry | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
In the wake of the latest tragic factory incident in Bangladesh, Fairtrade spoke to garment worker Nazma Akter about workers’ rights
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So Was Rihanna’s Show Any Good? And More Pressing Questions from Paris Fashion Week

So Was Rihanna’s Show Any Good? And More Pressing Questions from Paris Fashion Week | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
How do you reconcile the desire to preserve the past with the need to accept the present? From Dries Van Noten to Chloé, some answers were designed.
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France Fines 35 Modelling Agencies in Decade of Price Fixing

Thursday's decision came in the midst of Fashion Week, a particularly intense time for both modelling agencies and the men and women who work for them.
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Gigi Hadid Lands Another Design Gig, This Time for Footwear

Gigi Hadid Lands Another Design Gig, This Time for Footwear | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
It looks like Gigi Hadid's design career is starting to take off.
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World’s Top 10 Garment Exporters Rated High Risk for Modern Slavery - Sourcing Journal

World’s Top 10 Garment Exporters Rated High Risk for Modern Slavery - Sourcing Journal | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Modern slavery is rampant in more than half of the world, and garment exporting nations are rated among the highest for risk.
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The Woman Who Dresses the Men of Brooklyn

The Woman Who Dresses the Men of Brooklyn | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
As men’s fashion expands, Jennifer Mankins keeps it practical.

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How the Sewing Kit Personalized Fashion

How the Sewing Kit Personalized Fashion | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
For generations, families have relied on thimbles, needles, and thread to transform the clothes they have into the clothes they want to wear. An Object Lesson.
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Diane von Furstenberg Names an Heir

Diane von Furstenberg Names an Heir | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
The British designer Jonathan Saunders becomes the first chief creative officer of DVF in another shift for American fashion.
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Why Retail is Failing

Why Retail is Failing | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
What Google did to search, Amazon is doing to retail. Retail closures is again the story of the times. Here in Canada retail is facing fierce disruption and many retailers fail to adapt, which amounts

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Press 1 for Child Labor: Garment Workers Use Cellphones to Report Abuses

Press 1 for Child Labor: Garment Workers Use Cellphones to Report Abuses | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Textile workers from Bangladesh to Turkey are using cellphones to report
child labor, delayed wages and trafficking - a trend rights groups say
shows the promise of technology in tackling abuses in the garment industry.
Two mobile services, both by U.S.-based companies, encourage workers to
call toll-free numbers to anonymously log violations they see around them.
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How Female Fashion Founders Get Funded

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Even Chanel and Hermès Susceptible to Current Climate

In today's climate of economic uncertainty and slow growth, no brand is immune.
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DOL Adds Textiles and Leather From Vietnam to Child Labor List

DOL Adds Textiles and Leather From Vietnam to Child Labor List | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Labor said it added textile, footwear and leather from Vietnam to its new child and forced labor list.
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Fast-Fashion Tricks Are on Display at Department-Store Chains

Fast-Fashion Tricks Are on Display at Department-Store Chains | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Lord & Taylor is taking a page from fast-fashion retailer Zara. The department-store chain is speeding up its supply chain to better catch popular fashion trends.
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Wearable translation device promises a science-fiction future, almost

Wearable translation device promises a science-fiction future, almost | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
A company called Waverly Labs is working on a wearable translation device that has captured people’s imaginations, generated plenty of buzz, andraised over $3 million on Indiegogo.

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Pantone have predicted the colours we'll all be wearing in 2017

Pantone have predicted the colours we'll all be wearing in 2017 | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Pantone reveals the 10 colours of 2017 and we're all gonna be dressed like kale
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Predatory lawsuits suck the life out of California businesses

Predatory lawsuits suck the life out of California businesses | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
CNBC’s most recent “America’s Top States for Business” survey shows that California, well, isn’t. California’s steadily
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Pressure mounts on retailers to reform throwaway clothing culture

Pressure mounts on retailers to reform throwaway clothing culture | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: Americans dispose of about 12.8m tons of textiles annually. But a growing number of environmentalists and clothing retailers say it’s time to begin making new clothes out of old items on a large scale
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Facebook Victorious in Chinese Trademark Battle

Facebook Victorious in Chinese Trademark Battle | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
On the heels of Apple’s recent trademark loss in China, Facebook has been
handed a victory. The California-based social networking company won what
legal experts are calling “a rare trademark victory” against a local firm
in China. In a ruling issued this week, the Beijing Municipal High People's
Court held that the Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks’ trademark application,
which was filed in 2011 and which aimed to register the "face book"
trademark in connection with certain foods and beverages, was an obvious
act of copying and amounts to unfair competition.
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Cannes Red Carpet Fashion

Cannes Red Carpet Fashion | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Updating: See what stars like Naomi Watts, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon wore on the red carpet.
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Why Americans Aren't Shopping

Why Americans Aren't Shopping | Fashion Law | Scoop.it
Unemployment is down, gas is cheap and interest rates remain low. So why is American retail suffering?
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