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Louboutin Sees Red Again: Protecting Color as a Trademark

Christian Louboutin filed suit last week in Federal District Court in New York against Charles Jourdan Fashion Footwear and unnamed companies and John and Jane Does for trademark counterfeiting and infringement and other...more

Louboutin International Trademark Dispute

Those of us who love fashion and have closets overflowing with more pairs of shoes than we probably need are likely familiar with Louboutin pumps. These sky-high heels have a very distinctive look and design. Louboutin heels...more

New York District Court Limits the Applicability of the PSLRA's Safe Harbor

A U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently found that a company that had provided lower earnings guidance in its statements to the public than its results from the previous year was not protected by...more

Stealth Lawyer: Loni Edwards, Fashion Startup Founder [Video]

Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Loni Edwards, founder of Stitch Collective, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about her transition from practicing law at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP to starting a fashion company that...more

Aesthetic Functionality and the Use of “Color Marks” in the Fashion Industry

For more than a century, courts have grappled with whether to extend the protections of trademark laws to colors. In 1995, however, the Supreme Court recognized that both the “language . . . and the basic underlying...more

The False Claims Act and Healthcare Providers: Key Results from 2012 and Likely Trends for 2013

From the perspective of False Claims Act (FCA) results, 2012 was a decidedly mixed year for healthcare providers. The bad news was quite bad—increased FCA scrutiny by the Department of Justice (DOJ) led to $3 billion of...more

Fashion Law Making Strides off the Runway: 2012 Year in Review

This year has been marked by significant judicial and legislative developments relating to the fashion industry in the United States....more

C. Wonder – Not So Wonderful According to Tory Burch

Tory Burch, a designer known for her colorful, yet accessible preppy styles and signature double-T medallion, has a new contender to deal with in the fashion world, and unfortunately it’s her ex-husband and former business...more

Points & Authorities - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - The Innovative Design Protection Act: Bound for Success or Doomed to Fail? - Strategic Licensing Considerations - New Faces - Points from the President - Think Again Before Walking Away from...more

Trademark Review - Volume 2 | Issue 11 - November 2012

In This Issue: • JOTS for Gelatin Shots Found Confusingly Similar to TOTT’S for Sparkling Wine • Likelihood of Confusion Between DUB for Nutritional Supplements and DUB for Non- Alcoholic Energy Drinks • The...more

Jovani Fashion, Ltd. v. Fiesta Fashions: Second Circuit Finds Dress Designer's Copyright Claim Weak at the Seams

On October 15, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its opinion in Jovani Fashion, Ltd. v. Fiesta Fashions , Docket No. 12-598-cv, 2012 WL 4856412, holding that the prom dress artwork of...more

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