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Blogger to Forever 21: I’ve Got Lawyers, Too, Trash


Remember when Forever 21, that den of fashion iniquity and discount sluttery, threatened to sue blogger Rachel Kane over her blog WTForever21, claiming she’s “damaging their reputation?” Meanwhile, I think Forever 21′s reputation was damaged when they decided to call themselves Forever 21. Well, now Kane is getting litigious all by her damn self, releasing this statement:

Blogger to Forever 21: Ive Got Lawyers, Too, Trash

Photo: WTForever21

“My site, WTForever21, does not infringe on any of Forever 21’s rights. It contains only criticism, commentary and news reporting, all written in an educational and humorous manner, which are protected under applicable law. To the extent any of the material used on the site is in fact subject to intellectual property protection (which, in many instances, is by no means clear), the site’s incorporation of that material is a ‘fair use’ under copyright, trademark law, and similar state law. It’s incredibly unlikely that any portion of the site would ever cause confusion in the minds of the general public about whether or not Forever 21 endorses or is affiliated with it. The blog in no way dilutes Forever 21’s trademark, as the company claims.”

Well, that sounds legal-like.  At least on the upside, even if she does get her blog shut down, Kane probably won’t have a hard time starting a new one. May we suggest H&FML? [WWD]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail