LAWSUIT ALERT: African Designer Makeba Boateng of KEBA Clothing FIGHTS Confidence Haugen Over Trademark Infringement of Logo #Fashionlaw

In what could potentially be a rather interesting case that could serve as precedent (binding law/law to follow) for modern day Ghanaian fashion designers, Makeba Boateng (UK trained designer and Publicist) takes on an alleged friend turned enemy, Confidence Haugen, for trademark infringement of her logo, Keba Clothing. The case was filed in a ‘”Fast …

I Can’t Take it No More. Ex-Intern SUES Elite Model Management in $50Million Lawsuit #Fashionlaw

We continue to see a growing trend by interns who sue corporations for violation of labor and employment laws. There are two cases we have seen similar labor/employment law  allegations like the one here: 1) The against Hearst Corporation; and 2) the case against Fox Entertainment. In this case, the allegations are as follows: 1. …

Africa Fashion Law™: Wana Sambo Clothing vs. L’Espace, Should One Nigerian Boy Blogger Terrence Sambo Have Meddled in His Sister’s Affairs?

I already alluded this week to my irritation when it comes to seeing African fashion businesses, in particular, air their dirty laundry in public. I don’t see this as prevalent in Africa’s music and film industries. When it comes to fashion, however, when there is an existing dispute between two businesses or individuals, it seems …

Africa Fashion Law™: Dolce & Gabbana Sues South Africa’s Dolce & Banana Shop for Trademark Dilution

It is not unusual to find companies and individuals in Africa infringing on copyrights and trademarks of Western brands. However, Africans are not the only ones doing it. Indeed within the USA and across the globe diverse groups of people and companies engage in infringement acts/activities daily. What is unusual, however, is that a Western …

Africa Fashion Law™: Wana Sambo Clothing vs. L’Espace #Breach of Contract Dispute

There is an ongoing brouhaha with two respected emerging brands in Nigeria’s fashion industry. One is a fashion designer (Wana Clothing), the other a retailer. I anticipate more information  from L’Espace (retailer) per their email to me regarding this brouhaha so I’ll wait to speak on this issue. In the meantime, the dispute allegedly began …