Doniger / Burroughs Partner Quoted in California Apparel News Article Detailing Fashion Copyright Battles

Los Angeles, CA – California Apparel News reports on the copyright battles that have been brewing over the unauthorized use and exploitation of proprietary textile designs by shady clothing companies looking to cut corners and improve the bottom line.

The corner-cutting occurs when the clothing company obtains a print or graphic design that it wants to use on a dress, shirt, or other clothing item, but doesn’t want to pay the price requested by design house or fabric company that expended money (in designer salaries, design room equipment costs, and so son) to create the original designs. Given the costs of creating unique and trendy design lines, these design houses or fabric companies must charge a higher price for fabric bearing that designs than companies without these costs. The corner-cutter’s solution? Send the design to an overseas factory, where copyright laws are lenient or non-existent, and have that factory knock the design off, print it on fabric, and ship it back into the United States.

This, of course, is unlawful, as Stephen M. Doniger of Doniger / Burroughs APC explains in this article:

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