By Andrew Asch | July 25, 2019
Copyright-infringement lawsuits have been big business in Los Angeles, which is the center of many creative industries including fashion, film and music. But a recent case tackling this topic in Southern California is making waves and might force prospective plaintiffs to be more diligent when filing for copyright protection.
Last month, state Assembly member Richard Bloom introduced Assembly Bill 2379 to the California State Legislature. The bill would require manufacturers of clothing that comprises more than 50 percent polyester to include a label recommending consumers bypass the washing machine and handwash these items instead.
Executives at Pacific Eurotex pleaded guilty to money laundering funds for Mexican cartels.
The clothing business can be a cutthroat industry, especially in these times of retail challenges and shifting consumer shopping habits.
Retailer Fraser Ross filed a lawsuit in July against its former executive Christopher Lee, lender Salus Capital Partners LLC, HGI Asset Management Holdings LLC and Spencer Spirit Holdings LLC.
The California Fashion Association broke down an ever-widening field of intellectual-property issues for a group of apparel manufacturers and retailers at a recent strategy session featuring several legal and insurance experts.
In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.
Masud Sarshar, known for taking a heritage workwear brand and converting it into a colorful pants collection under the Dickies Girl label, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for hiding more than $21 million in income and $2.5 million in interest in Israeli banks and avoiding U.S. taxes.
A new year ushers in a host of new laws the state legislature passed and now take effect on Jan. 1.
The big French luxury handbag maker Louis Vuitton Malletier hasn’t had much luck convincing a judge that a California tote-bag company that parodies fancy designer handbags is violating copyright law.
Cargo containers stuck on Hanjin Shipping Co. vessels anchored beyond the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be unloaded soon.
In the world of copyright lawsuits, the tables have turned with Forever 21 stepping up to sue a fellow teen retailer for allegedly knocking off a fabric print that Forever 21 said it copyrighted nearly two years ago.
Walk into a Zara store in the United States and you will find that the price tags on the clothes are marked in euros, the currency for the European Union, with a sticker placed over it with the price in U.S. dollars.
A Los Angeles consumer has filed a $5 million-plus class-action lawsuit against Spanish retailer giant Zara maintaining that U.S. consumers are being charged incorrectly for Zara merchandise priced in euros.
In 2011, Fraser Ross hired Chris Lee to turn the Kitson chain of boutiques into a global brand.
The formidable Writ of Attachment is a popular tool among plaintiffs in California collection actions. A Writ of Attachment allows a plaintiff to turn its unsecured claim into a secured one by placing a judicial lien on the defendant’s assets—even before the case goes to trial.