Replica online gown vendors getting sued?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
45147 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

lealorali:  If I were a designer I would be suing them too. It’s one thing to copy a dress and knowingly  sell it as a replica. It’s quite another to sell a”Maggie Sottero___” for $119.95.

There have been posts here from brides who honestly thought they had found the bargain of the century.

Post # 3
7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort


Post # 5
9149 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

All they have to do is make one or two minot changed to the design for it to be a new design and stop using photos of the brand name dresses to advertise their dresses.  I suspect the photos are going to be the biggest issue.

Post # 6
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have to agree this is a good thing.  If you’re taking inspiration from a range of different gowns that’s one thing but a direct replica copy is essentially a copyright issue, isn’t it?  (I’ve felt this way for a long time but avoided posting as such for fear of upsetting anyone – jumping off the deep end).

Yes wedding dresses are hella expensive… but does that justify stealing someone’s design?

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