on law, fashion, art & design

Punk + IP = ?

By |November 26th, 2020|Fashion|

Fashion designer, activist and renowned maverick Vivienne Westwood is one of the stars on the fashion sky. Her shows are legendary, her designs revolutionary: she patented the platform ‘pedestal’ shoe, created punk and is a [...]

The Laws of Appropriation

By |October 29th, 2020|Fashion|

It’s fairly common for fashion designers to take stylistic inspiration from a variety of sources. Cross-cultural influences are nothing new and they greatly enrich creative practices, but there’s a boundary of respect that definitely needs [...]

Notes on Bottega

By |October 8th, 2020|Design, Fashion|

"Welcome to ‘New Bottega’ – a term that, for many, carries the same sentiment as ‘Old Céline’, which is where 34-year-old designer Daniel Lee worked under the tutelage of Phoebe Philo before joining the [...]

A Multicolor Trademark Battle

By |September 30th, 2020|Fashion|

Often, copycats who use someone else’s trademarks try to worm their way out of litigation with one “simple trick”: trademark parody. However, as “My Other Bag” had to learn due to a recent judgement by [...]