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Fashion label Gorman accused of intellectual property theft

Is there anything worse than blatant similarities between a small artists work vs that being used by a popular brand?

Here’s the latest – three separate designers accusing Australian clothing label Gorman of copying their works.

Some people may see this as an opportunity to sue for damages if you find your work has been ripped off by someone else.

Unfortunately, when it comes to fighting for the rights of your intellectual property, you’ll probably just end up losing more than what you will gain, particularly with large companies.

Case in point – this story from 2015 showing Target Australia ripping off the artwork of Melbourne designers Peaches and Keen – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-29/target-caught-ripping-off-peaches-and-keen-clothing-design/6581910

All Target offered the design duo for their artwork after being caught out was a measly $5000. Think about Targets profit margin and compare that to the pathetic sum of $5000.

Here’s a link to the story about the current Gorman controversy –
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/melbourne-arts/gorman-accused-of-ripping-off-indie-artists-work-20160803-gqkm26.html

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Growing up in the Sunraysia region of Victoria, I had an interest in visual art since age 8. After completing my Bachelor of Visual Arts (Graphic Design) in 2010, I went on to work as a photojournalist for the next 2 years. Due to chronic health issues, I now enjoy less strenuous forms of visual art, such as drawing, painting and film. I love experimenting with different mediums. Except oil paint. I'm not willing to give that a second chance...

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