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The only requirement for copyright protection of fashion designs in the EU is their originality

In 2013 in Portugal G-Star Raw brought a copyright infringement claim against a clothing company called Cofemel in relation to their signature designs of jeans, t-shirts and sweatshirts. G-Star Raw stated that their fashion designs were protected by copyright as they were the designer’s own intellectual creations (which is the harmonised standard of originality requirement in the EU). The case was subsequently referred to the CJEU to determine whether Member States should be free to…
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London Fashion Week – Post-Brexit

With the return of London Fashion Week and the uncertainty of Brexit still looming, there has been speculation about what Britain’s inevitable split from the EU will mean for London’s fashion industry. London Fashion Week (LFW), being one of the world’s leading trade showcases, contributes to making the city one of the biggest four fashion capitals of the world – alongside New York, Paris and Milan. Throughout 16th-20th February this year, designers from all over…
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