Ivanka Trump is a copycat! At least that's what Derek Lam is saying.
The designer fired off a cease and desist letter to the Donald's daughter and her shoe licensee Marc Fisher Footwear demanding they remove their $150 "Cadie" wedge off the market because it's "virtually identical" to Lam's $780 Ayami" wedge sandal.
Derek Lam CEO Jan-Hendrik Schlottmann admits Ivanka probably has no idea her shoe was a copy since she works with a licensee, but they "had to protest this".
The designer's attorneys gave Trump seven days to pull the shoes and are also asking for info on past and future sales of the Cadie wedge, including accounting records of all sales.
What do U think? Is Ivanka's wedge (right) a copycat of Derek's (left)???
Tags: ayami wedge, cadie wedge, cease and desist, copycat, derek lam, ivanka trump, marc fisher footwear
It's time for another Urban Outfitters scandal!
The hipster retailer is in hot water for using of the word "Navajo" to describe their Native American-inspired items, which violates the Federal Trade Commission Act and Federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.
Tags: cease and desist, federal, federal trade commission act, navajo, navajo nation, urban outfitters
And so the war escalates!
In light of Abercrombie & Fitch issuing a press release last month claiming that they had offered The Situation a 'substantial' amount of money to stop wearing their clothes, the Jersey Shore star has not only claimed that he hasn't seen any offer, but has now had his lawyers send the company a cease-and-desist letter for what he claims to be an infringement on his legal copyright by printing several of his slogans - including The Fitchuation and GTL Fitch - on their t-shirts!
According to the letter:
"We doubt that you could provide a valid reason why you used these specific designs, except to create a (false) association with our client's goodwill."
Hey! We can't help but agree!
Seems pretty tasteless to condemn his antics to the extent that they don't want him to wear their clothes, and then go ahead and cash in on his popularity by ripping off his slogans!
We can't see how they intend to argue their way around this one!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: abercrombie and fitch, cease and desist, copyright infringement, jersey shore, lawsuit, slogans, the situation, trademark
It's only been a week since the Kardashian Kollection debuted online and Sears has already pulled one of their designs!
Last week designer Monica Botkier fired off a cease and desist to Sears Holding Corp. claiming Kim, Khloe and Kourtney's $94 faux leather bag (top) is identical to her $600 Trigger Clyde Satchel handbag (bottom).
Sears hasn't commented on the situation, however the bag has mysteriously disappeared from their website.
As you probably remember, the Kardashians are no strangers to copycatting.
Back in 2010 when they debuted their first collection for Bebe, the Sisters K were accused of knocking off Fendi's leather corset dress. Kim eventually responded by saying all stores at the mall knock off big name designers.
What do U think?
Do U think the Kardashians ripped off Monica Botkier???
- Yes! The style is identical. (60%)
- Maybe. (23%)
- No, they're dfferent. (17%)
Total Votes: 18,116
Tags: cease and desist, kardashian kollection, knock off, monica botkier, sears, the kardashians for sears, trigger clyde satchel