American actress and model Emily Ratajkowski has been accused of copying swimwear lines by New York designer Lisa Marie Fernandez in her debut launch.
Fernandez has released an official announcement claiming that Ratajkowski’s ‘Cardiff’ one-piece and ‘Vulcun’ top, which were released earlier this month, copied her namesake label’s ‘Poppy’ and ‘Leandra’ swim styles.
As a result, she has called for an immediate cease and desist and filed a lawsuit against Ratajkowski’s brand, Inamorata Swim, in a federal court in New York, reports Business of Fashion.
But while there are very few copyright protection laws in the US, Inamorata also ships internationally rendering Fernandez able to invoke “two European Union Community Design Registration certificates that she registered in May 2015”.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, Fernandez is currently posting photos of press that have covered her situation with Ratajkowski and Inamorata Swim.