Zara rips off indie designer’s works

TL;DR – Not cool.

Indie designer and illustrator Tuesday Bassen who’s based in Los Angeles made a claim via Instagram on 20 July that Spanish high-street fashion retailer Zara had ripped off her designs.

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The multi-billion dollar retailer (founder Amancio Oretga has overtaken Bill Gates to be the richest man in Europe and the wealthiest retailer in the world) has since responded with,

“Inditex has the utmost respect for the individual creativity of all artists and designers and takes all claims concerning third party intellectual property rights very seriously. Inditex was recently contacted by Tuesday Bassen’s lawyers who noted the use of illustrations in some badges sourced externally and on clothes in its group stores. The company immediately opened an investigation into the matter and suspended the relevant items from sale. Inditex’s legal team is also in contact with Tuesday Bassen’s lawyers to clarify and resolve the situation as swiftly as possible.”

The retailer says that it suspended sales of the items in question after Bassen’s legal representation contacted the company.

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Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people’s affairs.


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