Did Swedish fashion house H&M copy the textured knitwear design from a young designer?
A young London-based Asian-American fashion designer Chet Lo has accused the Swedish clothing brand H&M of copying his signature highly textured knitwear.
The allegation revolves around a pink knitwear dress included in H&M’s “Innovation Cherish Waste” collection that looks like Lo’s famous spiky design, which was featured in Doja Cat and SZA’s “Kiss Me More” music video.
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Rip-off or not: Singaporean model accused Russian artist of using the likeness of her face on a topless body and exhibiting it for sale
Singaporean model Duan Mei Yue has accused Russian artist Angelina Poveteva of painting the likeness of her face on a topless body, and then exhibiting the painting at a Moscow art fair and selling it without her consent.
Duan published a two-minute video on social media to raise her concern along with the supporting evidence. She claimed that Poveteva had sold the painting to two buyers for US
Dua Lipa’s hit song ‘Levitating’ slapped with two copyright cases
British pop star Dua Lipa is facing two copyright infringement cases relating to her smash hit song “Levitating” released during the pandemic. A US-based reggae band has accused her of copying a portion of their song, while two songwriters have accused her of ripping off their decade-old disco songs.
The first claim was made by the US-based Artikal Sound System. It sued Dua Lipa and her label
Rip-off or not: Nairobi’s Imaara Mall accused of stealing the work of a creative designer
The Imaara retail mall in Nairobi has been accused of copying the work of a Nigerian graphic designer-cum-photographer based in the United States.
The newly opened mall's external walls were painted with a style of art that closely resembles Temi Coker's designs on his Behance account.
Temi began creating his own unique design styles shortly after leaving Adobe in 2019. Since then, his desig
Advertising agency accuses Coinbase of idea theft
The US-based cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase’s 60-second super bowl ad was a massive hit, but it was accused of copying someone else’s idea without giving credit to the company that came up with the concept.
In February, the exchange aired a simple colorful QR code that floated on the screen for a minute which could be scanned to redeem $15 worth of free Bitcoin and a chance to win US
Rip-off or not: Croatia coin design winner blamed for plagiarism
The winner of Croatia’s coin logo competition is accused of copying the design from a 17-year-old photo taken by a Scottish photographer and has since withdrawn from the competition and returned the prize money.
Croatia needs a new coin design for circulation as it is adopting the Euro currency in 2023. To achieve this goal, the country’s central bank had organized a competition for the best de
High Court dismisses claim for copyright infringement in pop song
The following article by Rachel Alexander was first published here by Wiggin, a UK based firm focused on the practice of media, technology and intellectual property law. It is re-published here with Wiggin's permission.
The claimant, Kelly-Marie Smith, is the composer and lyricist of a song, “Can You Tell Me”. The song was never released commercially, but in October 2007 Ms Smith perform
Nike sues StockX for violating trademarks over NFTs
Non-fungible tokens or NFTs continue to be in vogue in 2022, but so have the confusions and legal issues arising from them. In the latest round of actions, Nike has sued StockX for violating trademarks by selling its digital tokens without permission.
StockX is a US-based online resale marketplace that sells streetwear, handbags, and other goods, valued at about US$3.8 billion. In January, it
How care and honour come into play when dealing with IP
John Eastwood – founding partner of Eiger Law and head of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice – has extensive experience counseling clients on IP matters and more, both within Asia and on both sides of the Strait in Greater China. As chair of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan Intellectual Property Rights Committee, he has also worked closely with the European Commission,
What creatives and IP lawyers need to learn about one another
A partner and head of IP at TSMP Law Corporation, Adrian Tan brings a unique perspective to the field of IP law, since he first made his name as a creator of IP. As a young man in Singapore, he wrote the best-selling novels The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook. Through these early book deals, he began to understand intellectual property.
As a lawyer, Adrian now helps others pr
5 reasons innovators should use PitchMark
Prevention is better than cure. That’s why when we buy a vehicle, we buy an insurance plan for it too. But what safeguards do innovators have when it comes to their ideas?
That’s where PitchMark comes in. Idea theft is a problem that many innovators face, and the financial loss and hurt feelings that arise from seeing your ideas copied by others without consent, credit and compensation can be
Photographer's photo taken and used in Lufthansa magazine ad
A photographer has discovered that a photo he took has been used without license in an advertisement for a watch company. The photos were found in a Lufthansa in-flight magazine ad promoting a "Bellevue Swiss Made" watch.
No Fun: Designer calls out SIA for stealing Funko figurine idea
A designer said Singapore Airlines (SIA) has stolen an idea for a Funko figurine that he had pitched to them a few years ago.
Bobby Brown sues over unauthorised footage
R&B singer Bobby Brown is suing the makers of the documentary about Whitney Houston for using unauthorised footage of him and his daughter.
Eminem wins lawsuit for sound-alike song used in political ad
Eminem has won a lawsuit against a New Zealand political party for using a sound-alike song that is too similar to the rapper's hit song, Lose Yourself, in their political advertisement in 2014. The National Party has appealed for the damages to be reduced and will pay NZ$225,000 instead of NZ$600,000.
New Indian museum design alleged to be copied
The upcoming Museum of the Prime Ministers of India might not seem so stately after a claim that its main feature is stolen from another building’s design. Architect Raj Rewal has claimed that the design of the museum is copied from his design of the library block of the State University of Performing and Visual Arts in Rohtak.
“Sorry” is the most expensive song to play
Singer Nicki Minaj is being sued for copyright infringement by Tracy Chapman over a song with a rather apt title: “Sorry”. Tracy Chapman, a singer-songwriter who is famous for her ‘80s hits Fast Car and Baby Can I Hold You, said Minaj sampled her song Baby Can I Hold You without permission.