Currently, United States law offers no fashion design protection against design piracy. The fashion industry profits from pioneering creative content; yet, this content lies outside the domain of intellectual property law. Fashion designs are inevitably undervalued by consumers and the industry due to the lack of protection of original designs for the benefit of the industry's monetary value. Fashion design can be protected under copyright, trademark and patent law but these laws provide ambiguity and strict requirements for fashion labels. This Note will discuss the effects of fashion piracy both on innovation and the fashion industry’s bottom line.
Fashion Design Piracy: An Issue of Intellectual Property or Economic Impact?,
Fordham Undergrad. L. Rev.
Available at: https://research.library.fordham.edu/fulr/vol2/iss1/2