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IPEC holds wedding dress designs infringed: no happy-ever-after for ex-employees

Date: 23 March 2018

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has held that the unregistered UK design right in two wedding dress designs owned by the claimant, Thelma Madine, a wedding dressmaker who rose to fame after appearing in Channel 4's MyBig Fat Gypsy Wedding - was infringed by a wedding dress and china figurine of a girl wearing such a dress.


Miss Recorder Amanda Michaels, sitting as an IPEC judge, found that the defendants had 'deliberately copied' a gigantic 'piano pleated Fan Dress' described by Ms Madine as 'the game-changer', which was made of up to 50 separate pure silk pieces and inspired by a 1950s Christian Dior creation.


Please read the full article here (Published by Oxford University Press, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice on 20 March 2018).