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FTC Prepares for Stronger Enforcement and ASC Plans for the Same
Fashion & Business / legal / US and Canada

FTC Prepares for Stronger Enforcement and ASC Plans for the Same

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it will be looking more seriously at media companies in addition to the brands and individuals themselves. Sponsored content has become a major part of companies looking to secure digital revenue. However, the FTC is concerned about sponsored content causing confusion in consumers. Specifically, that the sponsored content … Continue reading

Give me a Yay! The Varsity Brands decision
Canadian Law / Copyright / Fashion & Business / IP / legal / US and Canada / US Fashion / US Law

Give me a Yay! The Varsity Brands decision

It is the talk of the town. On March 22 the US Supreme Court decided the Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands Inc. case that dealt with the copyrightability of designs on articles of clothing. Cheerleading uniforms were at issue in this case. The question before the courts was whether the design on the cheerleading uniform was protected … Continue reading

Steve Madden in hot water…again
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Steve Madden in hot water…again

Steve Madden is in trouble again. Just as it thought it was done with the commotion of its trade dress battle with Altuzarra, it has gotten into trouble with Dr. Martens over Madden’s production of a boot that bears striking similarities to Dr. Martens’ most famous boot.  Dr. Martens is alleging that Steve Madden is making … Continue reading