Marc Jacobs Sues Ed Hardy Over Embroidered, Ugly Nylon Bag

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  1. farou7a

    farou7a New Member

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    Marc Jacobs Sues Ed Hardy Over Quilted Tote
    abcnewyork.com , pic: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/the...Sues-Ed-Hardy-Over-Quilted-Tote-83979267.html
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    We'll admit, there were more than a few snickers in our office when we heard Marc Jacobs was bringing a lawsuit against king-of-tattoo-fashion Christian Audigier. The two bags do look similar, but we're not exactly laywers.

    According to Jacobs' lawsuit, Ed Hardy's quilted bag -- which, of course, bears Ed Hardy's quilted lettering instead of Jacobs' and is also embellished with swirling fish -- "unlawfully bear marks confusingly similar to the Marc Jacobs Scrambled Trademark." Now, we've been seeing a lot of worthy lawsuits flung around over shoes (see exhibits Danner v Rag & Bone and McQueen v Madden), but this is one of the first bags we've seen, and we must admit, it's not exactly one we'd be falling over ourselves to snap up regardless.
     
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    To me both look like typical quilted bags and on the other hand it's the monograms stitched into Ed Hardy's that could make a case against them. I think it's coincidense rather than infringement.
     
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    ^^^no way its 'coincidence'. I work in buying. its common practice to rip stuff off....but try and make it less blatant!! :o
     
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    hahahha. go MJ! no coincidence at all. i wonder if they even took apart the bag to replicate the pattern. all the proportions are pretty much the same. MJ knows better....change at least 3 things to make it your own. i think he commented on the act of copying beore, but im so happy their suing E.H.....such douche-baggery i cant stand it!
     
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    Marc suing someone for stealing. What irony!!.
     
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    ^ LOL right? didn't he settle out of court when someone sued him over a look-alike scarf or something?

    Anywho, that Ed Hardy bag definitely took some liberties with MJ's design. It's so ridiculous
     
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    ^ He bought that scarf at a flea market though! :P Overall, I'm ecstatic he's suing Ed Hardy for this. It was a very shameful thing to do. It looks like an exact replica! :doh:
     
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    Even though it is ironic, everyone should sue Ed Hardy for bieng forced to look at the atrocities he produces..
     
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    the bacg looks exact, maybe this will send a message to other companies to stop the copycat madness
     
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