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Shein has long been accused of copying designs from other brands.
Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M has filed a lawsuit against its competitor, Shein, accusing the Chinese company of copyright infringement. H&M alleges that Shein has copied multiple designs from its collections, including a floral mini dress that was popular among fashion bloggers and a patterned top that was part of the brand's "Conscious" sustainable collection. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California, seeking damages for the unauthorized use of patented and copyrighted designs. H&M argues that Shein's actions are causing irreparable harm to the brand's reputation and goodwill among consumers.
Shein has long been accused of copying designs from other brands. They often replicate designer clothes and selling them at a fraction of the cost. This has led to calls for greater regulation of copycat practices in the fashion industry. The lawsuit also highlights the growing challenges that fast-fashion companies face regarding intellectual property theft. As consumer demand for affordable and trendy clothes continues to increase, it may encourage unethical practices such as copying designs from other brands, which can ultimately harm the fashion industry as a whole. The case against Shein will be closely watched by industry experts, and the outcome may have significant implications for future legal battles over design infringement in the fast-fashion sector.