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    Default Diane Von Furstenberg Settles Copying Charge

    This was published over in WWD:


    Diane von Furstenberg agreed to an out-of-court settlement Thursday with designers who accused her studio of improper copying.

    The head of Diane von Furstenberg Studio LP, who also is president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and supports the proposed federal Design Piracy Prohibition Act, will pay Jennifer Halchuk and Richard Lyle of Mercy of Canada an undisclosed sum. DVF also will stop using the copied jacket design.

    In April, a columnist for the Canadian newspaper the National Post first noticed that a floral print jacket in Diane von Furstenberg Studio’s spring 2009 collection looked similar to one in Mercy’s spring 2008 line. The column pointed out that the CFDA president has advocated greater legal protection from knockoffs, and bloggers picked up on the case.

    Von Furstenberg issued an apology almost immediately and promised to compensate Mercy.

    “While this is an isolated incident for DVF, it is unfortunate that way too many others intentionally build businesses by stealing the work of other designers,” von Furstenberg said.

    Mercy did not file a lawsuit, a spokeswoman for the Canadian firm said.

    “I greatly appreciate DVF coming forward to resolve this issue in such a forthright manner and for acknowledging our ownership of the jacket design,” Halchuk said.

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    Default Re: Diane Von Furstenberg Settles Copying Charge

    i hate desinger who arent orignal...good post jen

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    Default Re: Diane Von Furstenberg Settles Copying Charge

    I didn't know about this until now. At least it's all settled and wasn't a messy lawsuit.

    Thanks for the info Jennifer.

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    Default Re: Diane Von Furstenberg Settles Copying Charge

    I hadn't heard about this. Thanks for posting Jen.

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    Default Re: Diane Von Furstenberg Settles Copying Charge

    that's good that DVF settled this, and it didn't have to come to a lawsuit.
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