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After sneaking onto the makeup market with Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, the sisters Kardashian were slapped with an infringement case by the too-similarly named Kroma Beauty, a Florida-based brand that beat them to the punch. A preliminary injunction back in March meant that the girls’ products could not be sold at the Ulta, CVS, and Duane Reade stores that had already stocked them. Now, Boldface Licensing + Branding has opted to change the name simply to Kardashian Beauty and avoid any further drama.
The photographer that took topless photos of Kate Middleton may have been able to hide out in the bushes far, far away from the chateau where the royal couple sunbathed while they snapped the shots, but it looks like they can’t hide from the law any longer.
Remember when we introduced you to that lady with that epic, 1,200 pair shoe collection? Well it seems she’s got her Louboutins in a bit of hot water lately with her hedge fund manager ex-husband.
Lawyers in Gucci‘s copyright infringement case against Guess made their closing statements on Thursday, which means it’s almost over!
Just when we thought Gucci‘s copyright infringement lawsuit against Guess couldn’t get more ridiculous, it did.
It looks like Alexander Wang is going to be caught up in legal battles for longer than expected. Page Six reports that the $450 million lawsuit the designer is currently embroiled in is now set to move to federal court.
Remember when Zooey Deschanel sued Steven Madden in 2010 for failing to pay her the $2 million she was supposed to get for endorsing the brand’s shoes? After a year of legal back and forth, the actress has called the whole thing off.
Ladies and gentlemen, these are what you call fighting words. Rumor has it that the former Mr. Kim Kardashian, basketball player Kris Humphries, disparaged his wife of only 72 days pretty regularly — and to add insult to injury, he may now be suing her in an attempt to hide his less than gentlemanly behavior.
Yesterday we reported that Urban Outfitters was being sued for selling a t-shirt screenprinted with an unauthorized photo of teenage model Hailey Clauson. But last night we learned the company that actually made the shirt had no idea they weren’t allowed to use the photo, or that Clauson was only 15 years old when it was taken.
The parents of 16-year-old model Hailey Clauson are taking Urban Outfitters to court for the unauthorized use of photographs featuring their daughter in “salacious” and “provocative” poses.
Forever21 is no stranger to trademark infringement lawsuits, but in the past the fast fashion retailer always managed to avoid going to trial over a copying garments from designer labels. But in the case of the print it’s been accused of stealing from an independent, eco-friendly line called Feral Childe, avoiding courtroom drama might not work out so well.
Skechers is back in legal hot water again — and not for ripping off another company’s shoes this time. A group of models is suing the shoemaker for not paying them as much money as it should have for appearing in one of the brand’s campaigns.
Yesterday, our inimitable fashion law columnist Charles Colman gave us an in-depth explanation of the many intricacies of the Christian Louboutin trademark infringement case against Yves Saint Laurent. Louboutin may have lost ground when the judge presiding over the case denied its request for a preliminary injunction against YSL, but the company says it’s prepared to “fight like hell to the end.”
A Manhattan judge chucked Christian Louboutin‘s request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Yves Saint Laurent from selling red-soled shoes. So for the time being, YSL can continue to make and sell its own red-soled shoes.
While we haven’t reached a decision in the Christian Louboutin lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent yet, the French shoe company is gaining ground in the proceedings. Yesterday, the Manhattan judge presiding over the case decided to throw out a few documents YSL has submitted as evidence.
People like to make jokes about New Jersey, but one of Elie Tahari‘s top store manager’s distaste for the Garden State is no laughing matter. Thomas Horodecki, the manager in question, is suing the brand for $2 million, claiming that being transferred from Manhattan to New Jersey necessitated trips to a psychologist and a Zoloft prescription.
Courtney Love has been ordered to pay a $430,000 settlement after designer Dawn Simorangkir accused the singer of defamation via Twitter.
In one of the more unexpected legal stories we’ve seen in a while, the Hell’s Angels have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Alexander McQueen for what they call the misuse of their Winged Death’s Head symbol.
When a flash sale site like OohILove offers up a great deal on a carefully managed luxury brand like Louis Vuitton or Chanel, most savvy shoppers raise the red flag and keep moving. Accordingly, most reputable sites, like Gilt Groupe, don’t sell those brands. Which is why we were especially surprised to read that Cartier is suing Haute Look for $2 million.
Project Runway runner-up Rami Kashou may have dressed the likes of Queen Rania of Jordan, Dita von Teese, Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Lopez, but that didn’t stop a disgruntled bar patron from smashing him in the face with a beer bottle. We wish we were joking.