Fashion Designers: Legally Naked?

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 1:49 PM ET) -- Following New York Fashion Week (Feb. 9 to Feb. 16), the time is appropriate to examine the intellectual property protections available to some of the most prominent artists in popular culture: fashion designers. No one would seriously question the great artistic talents of many designers. Their imaginative, inventive and daring creations, and their lasting legacies, have pushed artistic limits of the fashion world for decades.

And yet, despite being undoubtedly artists in their craft, fashion designers do not enjoy the same protection in their work under...
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