Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Marc Jacobs - Suing for pleasure

Google fashion king Marc Jacobs and the lawsuits that pop up are never ending, most recently he has taken on Christian Audigier’s Nervous Tattoo for a rather blatant infringement on his 'scrambed' logo design which appears on his nylon tote bag. That said, the injunction imposed by Jacobs is yet to be granted - what do you think?

The Piracy Paradox

Only 90 pages of notes to trawl through, every case and journal is like reading a small novel!

A couple of other journal titles which I'm trying to get hold of at the moment include:

-There is more than one way to skin a copycat: The emergence of trade dress to combat design piracy of fashion works (1996)
-Crimes of fashion: Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? (2010)
-Pirating the runway: The potential impact of the design piracy prohibition act on fashion retail
-Double edged scissor:Legal protection for fashion design

Monday, 9 August 2010

Coffee Spillage

As the title suggests, yes I did spill an entire mug of coffee over my laptop, yes it has utterly died, yes I have lost everything, no I didn't back it up and finally, yes I have learnt my lesson - I shall wrap my laptop in clingfilm in the future.

Re-researched articles to be posted this week.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

'A paperless society', no can do!

Just a quick update on progress, have spent the last few days trawling through Google Scholar for relevant case notes and journals on my topic and there seems to be plenty of it. Will post details of specific case notes and key cases once I have read through the TRILLION print offs I now have - I just cant read these things on a screen.

On a lighter note I am craving some letter stencils. That's all.