Vogue vs. Victoria, B.C.

"Vogue's lawyers will not have their Fashion's Night Out trademark tarnished: They threatened to sue a fashion show in Victoria, Canada, for trademark infringement. Victoria Fashion's Night Out, which took place last night, was like a little Fashion Week where Victorian businesses showed their latest collections. Organizers had to scramble to change the name the day before the event after getting a letter from Vogue's legal team.

"It read:

'Our client did not consent to use of its Fashion's Night Out trademark by your organization or its members and is extremely concerned by this unauthorized use of its intellectual property.'"
/via The Cut, NYMag.com

Question: Is "Victorian" the appropriate adjective to describe things based in or from Victoria, B.C.?

Another question: Is it good PR to post tweets like, "Vogue sues fashion show in Victoria for using name "Fashion's Night Out." In other news, Victoria BC is excited Anna Wintour knows it exists," on the Fashion's Night Out (NYC) website ?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

oh thats interesting. I would have never of thought they would even notice. Sounds like a fun event. I have heard amazing things about the NYC Fashions Night Out.