Fashion Nova are being sued over an alleged knock off of Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace dress.
According to E! News, Versace have filed a lawsuit against Fashion Nova for copying the “Jungle Pattern” dress JLo wore to the Grammy Awards back in 2000, and some of their other designs.
The singer wore a recreation of the green gown back in September, for Versace’s Spring 2020 show during Milan Fashion Week.
Court documents stated: “This is an action for injunctive relief and damages to redress the flagrant infringement of legendary fashion designer Versace’s iconic apparel—long protected by copyright, trademark and trade dress—by Fashion Nova, a retailer and serial infringer specializing in ‘fast-fashion’ knock-offs.”
“Without Versace’s license or consent, and indeed with full knowledge and willful disregard of Versace’s rights, Fashion Nova has manufactured, marketed and sold apparel using the same or substantially similar copyrighted designs and confusingly similar trademarks and trade dress.”
“The Infringing Apparel deliberately copies and imitates Versace’s most famous and recognizable designs, marks, symbols and other protected elements in violation of Versace’s exclusive registered copyrights, and in a manner that is likely to cause maximum consumer confusion.”
The court documents also claimed: “Since its launch in 2013, it has been sued at least eight times by other designers (such as Adidas) for the same type of copyright and trademark infringement as Versace asserts here.”
“With this lawsuit, 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.”