Media Mentions – Managing IP – 4-4-12

Gucci v. Guess: What Happens When Designers Fight
Managing Intellectual Property, April 4, 2012

Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham University, said it’s less common for designers to see their work blatantly copied by close competitors or name brands than it is for them to notice fast-fashion knockoffs of their work.

“When there’s truly a clash of titans – YSL suing Ralph Lauren, or Armani accusing Dolce & Gabbana of copying – major headlines result and fashion world event planners have to rearrange seating faster than wedding planners faced with feuding in-laws, Scafidi told Managing IP.