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Kanye West vs American Fashion Designer: Why is it possible to have two “Life is Good” logos on the same label?

Kanye West vs American Fashion Designer: Why is it possible to have two "Life is Good" logos on the same label?


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Kanye West may be a fashion mogul, but he’s also a fashion dumbo.

West is currently involved in a dispute with a fashion designer in order to keep his logo off the label he created for the designer’s store. The dispute, which is currently before the Paris Court of Appeal, centres on Kanye’s now famous logo, which was trademarked by an American fashion designer.

The designer, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Daily Mail that he and West “have been friends for more than 10 years”. However, the brand owner feels that West’s logo “is so similar” as to be indistinguishable from his own.

The fashion designer told the Mail: “Kanye West is my favourite artist and a very close friend. I like to say that he is one of the most talented people I’ve ever known. On the advice of lawyers, I decided not to use his name on the nameplate given to my store in Paris. So I started to think what would be the one logo I will never use again.”

He continued: “The first logo we designed was the ‘Life is Good’ logo, which I saw once by Kanye West in a music video, and I thought it would be an original and perfect logo. I kept on working on it for a long time and finally we agreed to it. I had already prepared the files for the trademark in the US and in France without any other person’s name.”

The French court decided that the American designer’s name did indeed become part of West’s logo, meaning that it can then be trademarked in France. However, the French law only allows for one name to be used on the trademark, so it will only be possible to have two “Life is Good” logos on the same label.

“I’m happy,” the designer told the Mail: “The only thing I was afraid of was that the designer would win, because West would have gone on a world tour after the tour and the designer would have had his name, but I was wrong.”

As reported, the designer plans to appeal the decision and has told his Paris store, which is celebrating its 15-year anniversary today, that it will keep the “Life is Good” logo as a way to pay tribute.

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