Because someone has to do the paperwork behind all that creativity, Los Angeles will soon boast its very own breeding ground for fashion-focused lawyers.
Tyra Banks is seeking an injunction that will ban several wig companies from using her image to sell products, as well as a whopping $10 million in damages--and she's using her IMDB profile to do it.
Proof that not all press is good press: The CEO of California cool-girl brand Wildfox has been accused of unlawful sex with a minor (among other things) whom he'd allegedly promised a modeling contract. And it only gets (allegedly) worse from there.
Looking to buy a shirt bearing Rihanna's likeness? You'll have to shop her fan site from now on. Just over two months after filing a $5 million suit in the U.K. against high street giant Topshop for selling a tank top with her unauthorized photo on it, the popstar has come out the victor.
Rumors were circulating Tuesday, based on a report in French business magazine Challenges, that Balenciaga was suing its former creative director Nicolas Ghesquière over negative comments he made about the company in an interview with new magazine System. Turns out the rumors were true.
Nope, the Gucci vs. Guess battle still isn't over.
The final verdict is not yet in on whether or not LVMH came into its 22.6% Hermès stake using secretive, illegal methods in an attempt to take over the competing French luxury brand. However, AMF, the French market authority that has been investigating the case, has proposed its recommended sentence.
We still don't know what the fates of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will be following their tax evasion trial in Milan. But if the prosecutor gets his way, the trial will end in jail time for all involved, WWD is reporting.
Former Prada employee Rina Bovrisse's four-year-long legal battle with Prada Japan over alleged sexual harassment and discrimination has come back into the news recently, when Prada countersued Bovrisse for damaging its image, and a Change.org petition was launched to persuade Prada to drop the countersuit. Now, the United Nations has weighed in.
Gucci may have won round one of its trademark case against Guess over a diamond-patterned G logo that bore a striking resemblance to a Gucci pattern; but round two has gone to Guess.
If at first you don't succeed... A bill proposing jail time or a stiff fine for purchasing counterfeit goods originally proposed in 2011 is getting a new push by New York councilwoman Margaret Chin.
Expect the John Galliano vs. Dior labor dispute case to drag on for quite a while. In the latest development, the suit is moving to a French appeals court because the two sides are still splitting hairs over whether the case should be heard in a labor court, or a commercial court. That's right--there's yet to be a single argument heard.
The Kardashian sisters may need to put their well-coiffed heads together and come up with a new name for their recently launched cosmetics range, Khroma. Following a lawsuit filed in January, a judge just ruled that the brand can't use the name because it is too similar to another cosmetics brand, Kroma (no 'H').
Though the legal system is starting to make waves in preventing the production of counterfeit designer goods, it definitely has a ways to go. In Los Angeles last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,500 counterfeit Hermes handbags totaling $14.1 million in value.
Not only is John Galliano supposedly plotting his comeback (with the support of Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana, no less), but he may also be seeking damages from his former employer.
Macy's, Amazon, Sears, and Leon Max, were doing their part to save the planet when, a few years ago, they made an effort to sell products labeled as being made with more eco-friendly bamboo textiles--except that, as far as the Federal Trade Commission is concerned, they weren't made of bamboo at all. They were made of rayon.
Dov Charney is headed back to court--this time for allegedly choking a store employee and rubbing his face in dirt, the LA Times is reporting.
It's been a few weeks since we tuned into the ongoing legal battle between Chris and Tory Burch, but that doesn't mean it's all blown over. Quite the contrary--the list of accusations in the case is only growing longer.
Christian Louboutin has a reason to celebrate just in time for Fashion Week--and not just because his namesake shoes will undoubtedly be flooding th
The legal battle between Hermès and its unwelcome investor, LVMH, is getting uglier. Hermès is suing LVMH for "insider trading and manipulating stock prices," according to WWD.