Aquazzura Sued Steve Madden

June 2016

Aquazzura sued Steve Madden

On June 23, Aquazzura filed a fashion law action against Steve Madden. The allegations include design patent & trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices.

The complaint was filed in the Southern District of New York.

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Aquazzura’s distinctive designs made it quickly well known in the fashion industry.

The complaint explains that after its 2011 launch, Aquazzura skyrocketed to fame. And since then Steve Madden has continuously tried profiting off of Aquazzura’s popularity and success. Continue Reading…

Trump Sued Over “Identical Copies” of Aquazzura Wild Things

June 2016

Aquazzura Wild Things have been the it-girl shoes of the moment. So Aquazzura “looks for less” have continued showing up, ranging from $26 to $176 (more on that later).

On Tuesday, Aquazzura filed a fashion law case against Ivanka Trump.*

The Aquazzura Wild Things pictured above are the subject of this fashion law case.

Trump is accused of deceptive trade practices, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition.

Aquazzura says that Ivanka Trump’s Hettie shoe (above) is a near identical match to Aquazzura Wild Things and available in the same color palette.

As I show below, there have been many close copies of Aquazzura Wild Things.

This fashion law issue can be settled out of court but perhaps Aquazzura is going after Trump because of the history of alleged copying. Continue Reading…

Chanel Authenticity Tips for Authenticating Chanel Jewelry

June 2016

Have you ever wondered if a vintage good was authentic? Chanel authenticity can be tricky.

Vintage pieces are particularly faked. You have to be careful which retailer or website you trust. Even Beyond the Rack sold counterfeits.

Can you decipher Chanel authenticity between double C logo brooches?

Vintage Chanel jewelry is often counterfeited because early Chanel jewelry did not include special markings or hallmarks.

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You may enjoy How to Know if Your Chanel Bag is Authentic.

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Quality of vintage Chanel materials

Chanel costume jewelry pieces produced between the 1970s and 1990s should be heavy. Most pieces were gold plated but started with a heavy base metal.

Chanel authenticity re trademarks and markings

Depending on the season and year that a piece was produced, the hallmarks vary. When inspecting these markings, it is important to scrutinize the font, depth, and location of the different insignias.

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