Jeremy Scott and NHS reached a settlement over his pretty blatant copyright infringement on Santa Cruz skateboard graphics and other illustrations by Jim/Jimbo Phillips. Details are slim, as there was some sort of non disclosure agreement, but none of the fashions that Scott “designed” will be produced, and and the samples have been destroyed. Scott issues a lame, sideways apology as well. High Snobiety has additional comments from Bob Denike not found in the press release.
- Thanks to Maple XO for the tip.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2013 Santa Cruz, California
NHS, Inc./Santa Cruz Skateboards and artists Jimbo and James Phillips resolve dispute with fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
NHS, Inc./Santa Cruz Skateboards and artists Jimbo and James Phillips, known globally for their iconic artwork associated with surf and skateboard culture (hereinafter NHS), have resolved their copyright dispute with fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
NHS asserted that apparel items shown by Scott at the 2013 Fashion Week in New York City, and hand bags Scott gave to attendees at the Fashion Week event, used images that were virtually identical to artwork of Phillips and NHS which has adorned skateboard decks and surfboards, and that Scott’s apparel thus infringed federal and common law copyrights owned by NHS and Phillips. Scott’s Fashion Week event triggered criticism in the surf and skate industries.
In resolving the matter, Scott has agreed not to produce or distribute these pieces of apparel and has also agreed to retrieve the infringing items and have them destroyed.
Scott has issued the following statement: “I regret that certain pieces of my February 2013 Fall Winter fashion line incorporated imagery that was similar to images owned by NHS and Messrs. Phillips. I now recognize my mistake and out of respect to their work and their rights, the clothing and handbags at issue will not be produced or distributed. ”
For further information, please contact:
For James and Jimbo Phillips and NHS, Inc.:
Baskin & Grant LLP
331 Soquel Avenue, Suite 100 Santa Cruz, CA 95062
For Jeremy Scott
Ziffren Brittenham, et al. 1801 Century Park West Los Angeles, CA 90067 T: 310.552.3388