adventures in copyright
Everything You Need to Know About the Adidas vs. Thom Browne Trademark Case [UPDATED]
Browne cites his sports-obsessed upbringing as the inspiration behind his four-stripes branding.
Fashion Nova Removes Dress After Hanifa Copying Accusations
Hanifa founder Anifa Mvuemba did not name the fast-fashion retailer in her viral tweet about the alleged knockoff, but commenters were quick to call it out.
Why an Influencer-Favorite Fashion Brand Is Knocking Itself Off
Knockoffs are nothing new for Pretties, the originator of the '90s baby tee — but this method of dealing with them is.
It Happened: Forever 21 Copied Someone, and There Was a Positive Outcome
After being called out for knocking off popular "Koreatown" merch — the proceeds of which benefit local nonprofits — the retailer did the right thing. But why now?
Kai Collective Calls Out Fendi for Copying Its Signature Designs
The Italian luxury house's Resort 2022 collection features fabric reminiscent of the Black-owned label's instantly-recognizable (and copyrighted) Gaia print.
The Great Eros Called Out WeWoreWhat, Brand Fires Back With Lawsuit [Updated]
Danielle Bernstein's brand wants a judge to declare that it did not infringe on The Great Eros's copyright.
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ICYMI: Fashion Nova Rips Off Another Designer, Luxury Handbags That Look the Same & The Best Beauty Products of July
A must-read roundup of our most popular stories of the week. You're welcome.
Kylie Jenner-Approved Designer Kim Shui Is Accusing Fashion Nova of Copying Her Designs
A month after Jenner wore two skin-tight dresses from the independent New York-based label, the fast-fashion retailer is selling almost identical versions.
Fashion Nova Accused of Knocking Off Another Independent Designer
Luci Wilden of Knots & Vibes finds the fast fashion brand's crochet dress too similar to her own.
Off-White Is Suing a Children's Clothing Brand for Trademark Infringement
The company in question is Brooklyn Lighthouse, an apparel retailer that appears to cater to hypebeasts under the age of 10.
Did Jeremy Scott Copy This Emerging Designer in His Spring 2019 Moschino Collection? [Updated]
Or, did the inspiration simply come from the Italian house's archives?
A New York Souvenir Company Is Suing Balenciaga For Copyright Infringement [Updated]
And, um, Fashionista is named in the lawsuit?
Burberry Sued Target Over Its Iconic Check Pattern
The British label is still fighting tirelessly to protect its signature.
What's the Beef Between Outdoor Voices and Bandier Right Now?
And does Outdoor Voices have grounds for an infringement claim?
Lisa Marie Fernandez Files Lawsuit Against Emily Ratajkowski for Copying Swimsuit Designs
The model and actress launched her own swimwear line, Inamorata, earlier this month.
Louis Vuitton's Spring 2018 'Stranger Things' Tee Is Already Getting Knocked Off
Retailer Teespring is selling its own versions for $22.99.
Vancouver Canucks Fans Think Versace Ripped Off Their Old Hockey Jerseys
The NHL team wore the Flying Skate logo in question from 1985-1997.
Forever 21 Is Being Accused of Copying This T-Shirt a Young Designer Created to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood [Updated]
Except Forever 21's version omitted the Swahili, Hebrew, Chinese and Arabic, making it even more questionable.
Spanish Luxury Handbag Brand M2Malletier Claims CH Carolina Herrera Stole Its Signature Handle
Designers Melissa Losada Bofill and Marcela Vélez are even exploring the possibility of a lawsuit for copyright infringement.
Forever 21 Claps Back at Gucci Over Cease-and-Desists Involving Stripes [Updated]
The fast fashion retailer seeks protection against a threat of trademark litigation from the Italian house.
Swizz Beatz Calls Out Balenciaga For Copying the Ruff Ryders Logo
A men's button-down from the French fashion house's Spring 2018 collection is nearly a carbon copy of the record label's version from 2000.
Topshop Accused of Ripping Off Wesley Berryman's Signature Lace-Up Jacket and Trousers [Updated]
[DJ Khaled voice] Another one.
Two Separate Designers Claim Gucci Stole Their Logos for Its Cruise 2018 Collection
This comes just three weeks after the Italian house was accused of copying an iconic jacket by Harlem couturier Dapper Dan.