31 Jul '13, 5pm

Bored at work? Here's @BustaRhymes in a bunch of fake Louis Vuitton & Chanel

Bored at work? Here's @BustaRhymes in a bunch of fake Louis Vuitton & Chanel

Turns out, there was a movement in the 1980's that involved "hip-hop legend" and "street couturier" (absolutely not my words), Dapper Dan, who took bolts of fake Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, and other luxury brands' logo-covered materials, and covered jackets, hats and other things (such as car interiors) with them. His customers: rappers and drug dealers, of course. Not surprisingly, Dapper Dan has faced quite a few lawsuits for trademark infringement. For instance, in 1989 Italian design house Fendi, which was represented by Sonia Sotomayor (who worked for Pavia & Harcourt LLP back then), brought and won its suit against the counterfeiting streetwear designer. Following a flurry of legal woes, Dapper Dan's Harlem-based boutique shut down in 1992, but unfortunately, it appears that he's back and so are his counterfeit creations. The only difference this time, Louis Vuitto...

Full article: http://www.fashion-law.org/2013/07/about-busta-rhymes-new...

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