This dissertation was written as part of the MA in Art, Law and Economy at the Inte
national Hellenic University.
thesis has as an objective, to project
the problem of fashion designs’ cou
and also, to propose the most
in order to protect
sign and further the fashion designer.
ndustry, is one of the most competitive and consistently emanating indu
tries globally. Today’s economic crisis within European Union, has, without doubt, a
fected the brilliant
orld in a way, ho
wever, fashion designers and fashion
companies, can always find clever manners to attract, inspire and gain the a
Unfortunately, this glamourous fashion world has, also, to conf ront
the huge parallel merchandise of counterfeits,
which causes tremendous losses for f
shion businesses annually.
important problem, in combination with the
the fashion industry
in the Global Markets, has cr
ated the nece
sity of protection, both of the designer’s name and the
ompany’s brand, but als
the products that they manu
facture. T his protection is
the means of inte
lectual property l
Special thanks to my supervisor Professor Mrs. Irini Stamatoudi, who supported me
and provided guidance, in every stag
e of my research.
Keywords: Intellectual Property,
Copyright, Fashion Design
, Fashion Industries, Cou