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Amiri sues Zara

By Kristopher Fraser

Jan 24, 2020

American brand Amiri is suing Zara for allegedly copying its Amiri MX2 jeans the former selling them under the name Combination Skinny Biker Jeans. Amiri filed its complaint in federal court in Los Angeles demanding 3 million dollars in compensation from Zara's parent company Inditex.

The lawsuit Amiri filed claims that details of the jeans, including pleated leather panels and zippers at the knee, were reproduced by Zara. The jeans in question currently don't appear to be for sale on Zara's website.

On the other hand, Amiri's MX2 jeans are still for sale on their website at a price point of 1150 dollars. The issue Amiri will have is that in the very blurry area of fashion copyright law they would have to prove that Zara was taking sales away from them by being a direct competitor. Given the difference in price point, it would be hard to prove that Zara's alleged knockoff was having any direct impact on Amiri's sales.

photo: via amiri.com