The African Fashion International which is headed by Dr Precious Moloi-Matsepe is running a campaign to create breast and cervical cancer awareness. The month of October is breast cancer awareness month. Part of the campaign includes a t-shirt which was designed by David Tlale to raise funds for women who are suffering with the disease.
For more information go to www.africanfashioninternational.com. Buy a t-shirt and support the fight against breast cancer.
Fashion forward international footwear brand, Steve Madden brings a selection of hot new styles to South Africa as of December 2009. These heels are hot!
This past weekend, thousands of gays and lesbians found sanctuary at the Zoo lake fields as they were celebrating their sexuality. However, not only these feminine man and butch women dressed 'the part', their pets and vehicles had outfits of their own too.
This past Saturday, gays and lesbians attended the 20th annual Joburg Gay Pride Parade at Zoo Lake grounds in Johannesburg for a walk of over three and half kilometres.
I read an interesting article today about a trademark case in Australia and I thought I'd do a quick follow up on the two posts I've already written Trademarks: Protecting Your Label and Protecting Your Designs as a Fashion Designer.
Taking on Trademarks
THE MO DOWN blog reported that an Australian judge rejected Tiffany & Co's (yup, the big jewellery house) attempt to prevent fashion designer Tiffany Koury from registering her name as her fashion label Fashion designer wins trademark fight with jewellery giant Tiffany & Co.
The article states the judge '...found for Tiffany & Co. to successfully block Koury from registering her name as a trademark, there must be a connotation that gives rise to deception or confusion. As the two companies market different products, and the name 'Koury' appears alongside 'Tiffany', she ruled "any connotation of the opponent would be neutralised.'
What was particularly interesting to me was the implication that a word itself must be considered in the context of other words within the trademark - I've had legal advice to the contrary here in S.A. and I thought at the time it was rubbish. Imagine Abigail Betz and Abigail Keats slugging it out over Abigail. [Mini-lawyer rant here.]