Versace is claiming the fast fashion brand infringed on its copyrights and trademarks by reproducing the Jungle Dress.
Jennifer Lopez's popular green Versace gown is at the center of a new lawsuit.
This year, the Hustlers actress proved that 50 has never looked better when she wore a redux of the palm-print gown she donned for the 2000 Grammy Awards. Lopez rocked the re-design on the runway, closing out Versace's spring-summer 2020 show in Milan in September. The flowing gown inspired plenty of Halloween costumes and knockoffs, bearing resemblance to the Love Don't Cost a Thing Costume from Yandy ($99.95), the Green Palm Leaf Pattern maxi dress from CiChic ($29.45), the Midnight in Miami Green Leaf dress from Indie XO ($89.99) and West Palms Tropical Maxi Dress from Fashion Nova ($49.99).
Versace is taking issue with the re-creations and on Monday sued fast-fashion retailer Fashion Nova for knocking off multiple designs, including Lopez's "Jungle Pattern" dress, alleging copyright and trademark infringement. "Fashion Nova’s Infringing Apparel is plainly a deliberate effort to exploit the popularity and renown of Versace’s signature designs, and to trade on Versace’s valuable goodwill and business reputation," according to the California complaint. "Versace seeks to bring an end to Fashion Nova’s latest brazen attempt at copying the work of yet another famous and world-renowned designer."