Versace is reportedly suing Fashion Nova over a replica of a tropical green dress made famous by Jennifer Lopez
The Italian fashion house has accused the online retailer of allegedly infringing its copyright with the gown, and it’s said the brand has filed the copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits against the retailer officials.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the court documents filed by Versace state: “Fashion Nova’s Infringing Apparel is plainly a deliberate effort to exploit the popularity and renown of Versace’s signature designs, and to trade on Versace’s valuable goodwill and business reputation…
“Versace seeks to bring an end to Fashion Nova’s latest brazen attempt at copying the work of yet another famous and world-renowned designer…
“Fashion Nova’s ability to churn out new clothing so quickly is due in large part to its willingness to copy the copyrighted designs, trademarks and trade dress elements of well-known designers such as Versace, and trade on their creative efforts in order to bolster Fashion Nova’s bottom line.”
The house alleges Fashion Nova have copied the Jungle Pattern dress – worn by J-Lo at the 2000 Grammys along with a redesign of the iconic outfit at Versace’s Spring/Summer 2020 show in Milan in September – as well as its black and gold Barocco print and Pop Hearts evening gown.
Fashion Nova is selling the West Palms Tropical Maxi Dress on its site for $49.99 (R736).
Lawyers claim they have warned executives at the site about legal action a number of times since the summer.
It’s said Versace wants a trial by jury, alongside an injunction, recall and payment including “all profits realised by its wrongful acts”.
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Fashion Nova’s in trouble. The Versace dress that Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards will always be iconic. First, the dress sparked the birth of Google Images when millions of people searched for a photo of the dress on Google, leading the search engine to create a separate page for just images. Earlier this year, Jennifer closed Versace’s fashion show in a modernized recreation of the dress and now the gown has brought on a lawsuit since Versace is suing Fashion Nova for ripping off the look. According to TMZ, Fashion Nova is pulling in serious heat for selling a dress that looks very similar to the 2000s creation. In legal documents, the Italian fashion house slams Fashion Nova as a “serial infringer specializing in ‘fast-fashion’ knock-offs.” According to the publication, Versace gave Fashion Nova a warning of infringement earlier in the year – for more than one design – but the company clearly didn’t take it seriously since nothing changed. Now they’re headed to court to settle the matter in front of a judge. Versace wants all the profits from the replicas of their designs and wants the company blocked from stealing any more designs in the future. Do you think the Nova should have to pay up? Get the FULL details at www.itsKenBarbie.com or SWIPE. Thoughts? #jlo #jenniferlopez #jennyfromtheblock #hustlersmovie #versace #fashionnova #jrod #arod #donatellaversace