Kylie Minogue decor brand loses copyright claim
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After a two-year battle, Kylie Minogue's decor brand has lost a legal battle with the company behind model Caprice Bourret's homeware range after accusing it of copying its designs.
The British textile company, Ashley Wilde Group, who works for Kylie Minogue At Home- alleged that the manufacturer which produces the By Caprice Home range - BCPL – copied its bed linen products.
The design in question is the By Caprice Home Amore duvet cover and matching bed runner, which Kylie's brand claimed copied the scallop-style pleats of the Australian singer's 2014-2015 Evangeline range.
However, the High Court found that the similarities between the products were just as likely to be a coincidence as opposed to copying.
It concluded that the features shared by the designs were 'not sufficiently close, numerous or extensive' enough to rule in favour of a copyright infringement.
It was granted that the combination of scalloped shapes and pleated fans was well known in high fashion - visible from couture collections including Dior's Fall 2011, Marchesa's Spring 2012 ready-to-wear and Worth's Spring 2012.