Designer Lawsuits: Guilty or Not Guilty

Designer lawsuits are often filed, some of them absurd, while others spot on. Three designer lawsuits in particular have caught our attention, visible proof shows a lawsuit waiting to happen, but you can be the judge.

Christian Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent

Christian Louboutin pulled the “S” word on Yves Saint Laurent. Louboutin reported copyright infringement on the “Chinese red” sole, which was featured in YSL 2011 resort collection.  However, the judge ruled that copy infringement on a color was too broad and YSL walked away.

Diane Von Furstenberg vs. Forever 21

In 2007, Diane Von Furstenberg sued Forever 21 for copying not only one, but five pieces from her line. Forever 21, being sued numerous times before this, were ordered never to duplicate a Diane Von Furstenberg look again.

Hermes vs. Thursday Friday

A Birkin bag is something that every women desires, but most will never have. The company Thursday Friday decided to make their own spoof on the Birkin, which landed them into a lawsuit with Hermes. Thursday Friday silk screened a picture of the Hermes Birkin on a canvas bag and put them up for sale. This act not only got them sued but also pulled their canvas bag from the market.


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