Protection Artistique des Industries Saisonières
- (PAIS)This anticopying group, headed by Armand Trouyet of Vion-net et Cie, formed in Paris in 1930. The organization succeeded in conducting counterfeiting raids and bringing about laws that pertained to the illegal copying of designs from the couture. A landmark case involving Vionnet and Chanel against copyist Suzanne Laneil ruled that couturières were entitled to the same copyright protection in France as artists and writers.
Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle.
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Counterfeiting — The problem of stealing or illegally taking an idea or product design and passing it off or selling it as your own. Counterfeiting, or product piracy, in 2005 accounted for approximately $600 billion in lost revenue globally. It also accounts… … Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry
Copyist — A copyist is a skilled technician who copies the designs of a particular designer or company. Applying the technical disciplines of draping and patternmaking and often through the means of a rub off couture items as well as garments worn by… … Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry
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