H&M Lawsuit Accuses Fast-Fashion Rival SHEIN Of Stealing Their Designs

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The popular retail fashion brand H&M is taking SHEIN to court for

“copyright infringement,”

Bloomberg first reported. 

H&M is accusing the fast-fashion retailer, SHEIN of stealing its designs

“in multiple cases,”

according to a spokesperson cited in the report. H&M originally filed its lawsuit against SHEIN back in 2022 at a hearing in Hong Kong.

According to second-hand sources, H&M began building this case against SHEIN since at least 2021. The online fashion site is no stranger to these allegations as they were hit with a RICO charge, just earlier last week.  Three designers filed a complaint against SHEIN claiming that the Chinese fast-fashion retailer copied their designs.

In 2022, SHEIN was worth $100 billion, more than their fast-fashion forerunners H&M and Zara combined, according to Business Insider. 

SHEIN is also battling the Chinese e-retailer Temu in court for infringing upon its

“exclusive and valuable trademark,”

according to The Fashion Law. The lawsuit was filed on December 22 however, Temu has since filed a new lawsuit accusing SHEIN of a

“scheme of coerced exclusivity, threats, intimidation, and direct financial punishments.” 

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