Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    Innovation: More (or Fewer?) Sole Rights

    Sep 8, 12 • 518 Views • Entertainment, Fashion, Government, Innovation, Tech, UncategorizedNo Comments

    A book that you write is your intellectual property. But what if you design the sole of a shoe? As econlife described last year: “The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status.

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    Sole Rights?

    Aug 12, 11 • 226 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Innovation, Regulation2 Comments

    Suddenly, a red sole has become much more than the bottom of a shoe. The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status. Or, as stated by Mr. Louboutin, “A shoe has so much more to

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    More Fashion Rules

    Sep 2, 10 • 176 Views • Economic History5 Comments

    Are fashion copycats good or bad for the industry? N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer says, “Bad” and is proposing legislation that would provide a 3 year period during which, with certain exceptions, knock-offs would represent copyright infringement.