Fashion Industry Expert for Trade Dress Litigation
A fashion industry expert was needed for intellectual property litigation asserting trade dress and copyright infringement. Both parties were manufacturers of apparel, accessories, and jewelry marketed to an upscale clientele. Claimants alleged that the defendant marketed and sold products with substantial similarity in appearance and design to the copyrighted designs and products of the plaintiff.
IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a fashion industry expert with expertise in apparel design who could identify elements of trade dress and review copyrights concerning the parties' fashion accessory products.
This fashion industry expert has developed and taught courses in accessory design for over 25 years at one of the most prestigious schools in the fashion industry, where she founded the accessories design department. She's been published in trade journals, newspapers, and popular magazines on women's accessories design, and handbags specifically. This expert held a variety of positions in the fashion industry including handbag designer, marketing and forecasting consultant, public relations coordinator, and associate executive director. She has experience offering depositions and trial testimony as a fashion industry expert.IMS Reference #5015739
This expert on fabrics in the fashion industry is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and previously worked in the design department for Ralph Lauren. She owns a popular line of handbags that has a global clientele. This expert has considerable expertise in design, particularly in fashion accessories. Her expertise in fabrics renders her well suited to recognize uses of fabric as elements of trade dress. She has no previous litigation experience but is frequently called upon as a consultant and commentator.IMS Reference #5015733
This renowned expert in design started her career in fashion on the staff of a fashion magazine, ultimately launching a very successful handbag line specializing in interesting colors and fabrics. Her work has been recognized by major fashion industry awards and is displayed in museums. She is widely recognized for her expertise in fashion design of accessories. This expert is extremely knowledgeable about contemporary handbag and accessory design and could easily address issues of substantial similarity in the context of the accessories industry. IMS Reference #5015724