Copyright In Vogue

Law360, New York (October 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- At the 2006 Golden Globes award show, Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross wore a memorable coral dress designed by Marc Bouwer. Within hours, perhaps minutes, photos of the dress were e-mailed to companies looking to knock-off the original design.

Within days, knock-off versions of the dress hit major department stores at a fraction of the price of the original, according to the Washington Times.

Battling such knock-off designs is an age-old problem for the fashion and apparel industry. But piracy has been increasingly in vogue in...
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