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Versace Sues Fashion Nova For Allegedly Copying Its Iconic J. Lo Dress
By Izza Sofia, 27 Nov 2019
Left image via Fashion Nova, right image via Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com
Versace is suing Fashion Nova for infringing their iconic tropical green gown that is worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammys.
The lawsuit claimed that Fashion Nova has breached its copyright rule and that company has deliberately copied the design “in conscious disregard of Versace’s superior rights.”
The lawsuit also states that Fashion Nova has ripped off two other Versace designs, the Barocco 57 design and a heart-print evening gown from its Fall 2019 collection.
The documents described Fashion Nova as a retailer and “serial infringer” that specializes in “fast fashion knock offs.”
Without Versace’s license and willful disregard of the luxury brand’s rights, Fashion Nova has “manufactured and sold apparel” that has the same or similar copyrighted designs and “confusingly similar trademarks and trade dress,” the lawsuit reads.
Fashion Nova is allegedly replicating designs that are protected by “registered copyrights,” which are exclusive to Versace, the documents further read. This can cause maximum consumer confusion and Versace aims to end the company’s “brazen attempt” at copying the work of a designer.
Versace is demanding the profits Fashion Nova has made from the dresses. It is also claiming US$90,000 for statutory damages.
[via Cosmopolitan, opening image via Fashion Nova, Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com]
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