Fashion and Fakes: Will Designers Keep Knocking Off Themselves?

In anticipation of New York’s Fashion Week (September 5 - 12), I’ve been thinking a lot about the issue of intellectual property laws that can potentially protect the original work of fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Zac Posen. You may have read about the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate earlier this month, which if passed could bring designers closer to being able to sue for copyright infringement on dress and other designs.

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