B.AF.F.L.E.D writes a neat article on the ongoing debate on a Fashion Copyright bill. The blog also drops names of some of our favorite sites like Fashion Cloture, the #1 and only authoritative source on Fashion politics online, Fame Appeal and Staci Riordan.com. Check on it.
“Over the last 5 years, efforts have been made in Congress to offer further intellectual property protection to fashion designers. Currently, their best form of protection is trademark. Designers can use the “TM” on their logos and trade dresses for no charge and without federal registration–to show they are using the brand in commerce. After establishing themselves, it is recommended they do federally register, authorizing them use of the (R).
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