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FASHION LAW CASES
Current, popular and trending fashion law related court cases and documents from around the globe will be compiled here. New cases are added frequently.
Christian Louboutin S.A. et al v. Yves Saint Laurent America, Inc. et al
United States District Court Southern District of New York – Fashion Designer, Christian Louboutin attempts to block fashion rivals Yves Saint Laurent from selling high-heeled shoes with red soles. Louboutin has become known for their trademark red soles and claim that “this is an action for injunctive relief and damages for trademark infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin, and trademark dilution arising under the Trademark Act of 1946, 15 U.S.C §§ 1051, et seq.” via complaint document.
Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles – Plaintiff and America’s Next Top Model contestant, Angelea Preston, files complaint for damages from Defendant, Tyra Banks. The complaint includes 8 items, including: breach of oral agreement, intentional infliction of distress, failure to provoide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, and unfair business practices.
Supreme Court of the United States – Varsity Brands sues Star Athletica for infringing on five of their copyrighted designs for cheerleading uniforms. The Supreme Court of the United States is forced to interpret the Copyright Act of 1976 to determine eligibility for copyright protection of pictorial, graphic, or sculptural features incorporated into a useful article.
Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. et al v. Under Armour, Inc.
The United States District Court for the District of Delaware – Plaintiff, Lululemon Athletica, files complaint against defendant, Under Armour, for patent and trade dress infringement. Lululemon claims that Under Armour “continues to use the claimed designs of Patents-in-suit, without lululemon’s permission on the Armour® Eclipse Low Impact, Armour® Shape Low Impact, UA On the move, and UA Printed Strappy Bra sports bras” via complaint document.
Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. et al v. Calvin Klein, Inc. and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
The United States District Court fo the District of Delaware – Plaintiff and sportswear brand, Lululemon Athletica files complaint against defendants Calvin Klein and G-III Apparel for patent infringement of Lululemon’s Astro yoga pants’ signature waistband and design. This is an action brought pursuant to the Patent Laws of the United States, 35U.S.C. §§ 271, et. seq.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Western Division – Plaintiff, Kelsey Battle, files a civil action for trademark infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq. and/or under North Carolina General Statute § 75-1.1. Battle is the owner of the ICAN trademark and has used the ICAN trademark on retail clothing for over 20 years. However, Battle claims that Under Armour used the ICAN mark in Steph Curry’s Under Armour product line and willfully damaged ICAN by swamping the market and causing confusion.