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

Canadian Designer: Sid Neigum 
CAFA / Canadian Fashion / Fashion & Business / Toronto

Canadian Designer: Sid Neigum 

Neigum opted for a gallery-like presentation during Toronto Fashion Week. He veered away from the typical runway show and instead created something more interactive. This is just an example of the type of creativity that motivates Neigum’s collections and contributes to its great success. Born in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada, Neigum attended MC College in … Continue reading

Canadian Designer: Lucian Matis
Fashion & Business

Canadian Designer: Lucian Matis

Lucian Matis may be quite familiar to Canadian fashionistas. His familiarity comes with being a runner-up on Project Runway Canada, along with dressing Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau (Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife). Matis was born in Romania and immigrated to Canada where he later attended Ryerson University in Toronto to study Fashion. Matis’ exposure to fashion came at … 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