Partner Laura Ganoza was quoted in the Women’s Wear Daily article, “Five Appellate Cases Fashion Attorneys Are Watching.”
The article looked at cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals which impact the fashion industry, including Unicolors Inc. v H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP.
The Unicolors case explores what happens when two companies have copyrighted the same design but in different countries. “You have these issues coming up more and more, where you have companies who own a large inventory of copyright designs, and are prolific litigatants suing over their designs,” Ganoza said. “But it’s rare that these cases go all the way to trial and go to appeal, that’s going to be interesting to see how it shakes out.”