Designers Urge Congress To Debut Fashion Copyright Law

Law360, New York (July 15, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT) -- Representatives for high-end fashion line Proenza Schouler and the American Apparel & Footwear Association urged lawmakers at a U.S House of Representatives subcommittee hearing Friday to pass a bill extending copyright protection to clothing designs.

The fashion industry players told members of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet that the proposed Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, which would protect unique and original designs from knockoffs for three years, was necessary to preserve innovation in the industry.

The bill was recently...
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