Fashion

Nike Sues Former Designers Who Left to Work for Adidas

By Bryan Salvadore | amdlawgroup.com The ongoing battle for supremacy between Nike and Adidas has recently reached a new level. Last week, Nike initiated a suit against three former designers who decided to leave Nike for their competitor Adidas. The suit ask for upwards of $10 million in damages. The lawsuit alleges that a few of the companies top designers, Denis Dekovic, Marc Dolce, and Mark Mine used trade secrets from Nike’s Innovation Kitchen to sell themselves to Adidas. The Innovatio

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Fashion Icon: Pharrell Williams

Gloria Han | www.amdlawgroup.com As a teenager, Pharrell Williams began his own record studios called Neptune with his friend and worked with many famous artists such as Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, and Britney Spears. He also helped produce Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. In 2014, Mr. Williams became a voice coach on the popular television show The Voice. Throughout his career as a singer, producer, and songwriter, Pharrell Williams won many Grammy awards—bu

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Battles in Design Law

By Gloria Han | amdlawgroup.com The number of design infringement cases have been increasing, as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, a court equivalent to the High Court regarding intellectual property matters, based in London, is hearing cases faster and at a far less cost. In addition, a change brought about by the Intellectual Property Act 2014 may further impact design law cases. The difficulty with proving an unregistered designed infringement case is putting a particular design in

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Not Your Knot, Bottega Veneta’s Knot

By Gloria Han | amdlawgroup.com The fashion brand, Bottega Veneta, well-known for its hand bangs and fragrances, had filed its unique “knot” design for trademark registration. Initially, the design was rejected by the USPTO because the knot was a non-distinctive product design and needed a secondary meaning. Bottega Veneta attempted to prove that its knot was distinctive through submitting its sales record, media coverage, high remarks from other fashion industry experts, and a comparison w

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Fashion Inspiration: Michelle Obama

By Mercedes Joshua | amdlawgroup.com         Michelle Obama, as you know, is our First Lady and the first African American First Lady. Just by being an intelligent African American woman Mrs. Obama became an inspiration to young African American women all over the world. But once she became First Lady, she was not only an inspiration because of her intelligence or graduating from Harvard, or becoming lawyer, or for being a public servant to the people. She was also an inspiration bec

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The Growing Problem of Counterfeit Websites

By Bryan Salvadore | amdlawgroup.com A growing number of shoppers are being tricked into purchasing counterfeit designer goods. Counterfeiters often use websites to mislead shoppers. Reports estimate that counterfeit websites receive more than 53 million visits per year.  Counterfeit websites claim that their inventory is “authentic” products that are delivered at discounted rates. These websites often claim to be outlets for designers and use designer trademarks on their site and counterf

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My Smell is Unique

By Gloria Han | amdlawgroup.com Kimiya Shams argues that intellectual property law should protect fragrances. Competition between fragrance companies, mainly in Europe, is on the rise. In 2012, the global fragrance market was valued at $28 billion dollars and companies spend around 7 to 12 percent of their revenues from perfume sales in research alone. If a brand sells the most popular fragrance, its revenue can easily exceed one billion dollars per year. Chanel’s famous No. 5, which is sold

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