What do Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Asics, and Adidas all have in common?
They all have sued Steve Madden for knocking off their shoe designs.
What do Gwen Stefani, Express, Trovota, DVF, Ana Sui, Anthropoligie, and BeBe (pronounced Bee-Bee, name comes from "To be or not to be") all have in common?
They all have sued Forever 21 for knocking off their clothing designs.
What do Steve Madden and Forever 21 have in common?
They've won every single one of those trials because under current law, only original prints or graphics on clothes can be copyrighted.
What do all of us have in common?
Are new found love for lawyers Jeannie Suk and Charles Schumer.
You see, these two Harvard grads are working on a legislation that would give American fashion designers copyright protection.
And it's about time!
You can read all the legal jargon here.