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Regulating style : intellectual property law and the business of fashion in Guatemala

Author: Kedron Thomas
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fashion knock-offs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who can't afford high-priced originals. Fashion companies have taken notice, ensuring that international trade agreements include stronger intellectual property protections to prevent brand 'piracy.' Regulating Style approaches the fashion industry from the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Kedron, 1979-
Regulating style.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016034579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kedron Thomas
ISBN: 9780520290969 0520290968 9780520290976 0520290976
OCLC Number: 948339272
Description: xii, 313 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Economic regulation and the value of concealment --
The ethics of piracy --
Brand pollution --
Fiscal and moral accountability --
Making the highlands safe for business --
Conclusion : late style.
Responsibility: Kedron Thomas.

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Fashion knockoffs are everywhere. Even in the out-of-the-way markets of highland Guatemala, fake branded clothes offer a cheap, stylish alternative for people who cannot afford high-priced originals.  Read more...

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