Danielle Bernstein has her panties in a bunch.
The model influencer — who boasts 2.5 million followers — is taking legal action against lingerie brand the Nice Eros in a switch the brand’s lawyer calls “slimier” than one thing he is seen “in extra than a decade of working in the direction of laws.”
Bernstein, the founder of model weblog and brand WeWoreWhat, filed papers inside the Southern District on Thursday after the Williamsburg-based bra brand despatched her a draft of a deliberate lawsuit and a cease and desist letter claiming she copied them. Bernstein is searching for a judgement that her use of the designs “would not infringe,” or “violate Defendant’s purported copyright.”
The Nice Eros’ lawyer, Jeff Gluck, tells us, “she secretly filed this lawsuit whereas pretending to hold settlement talks. I’ve not at all seen one thing slimier.”
In August, the undie brand accused Bernstein of ripping off a nude silhouette pattern they use on tissue paper and slapping it on her line’s wallpaper and $195 bathing suits for Onia. The Nice Eros co-owner, Christina Viviani, knowledgeable us her design “felt so spot on” noting the size, poses and spacing of their nudes.
Within the go nicely with, Bernstein says her design “was impressed by the broadly ubiquitous concept of silhouette drawings of the human kind along with a amount of Henri Matisse’s line drawings.”
Gluck tells us, “This misguided charade is nothing better than another nasty attempt to intimidate and silence unbiased creatives and small-business householders. She believes that tips do not apply to her.”
Bernstein was accused of stealing masks designs from Second Wind and a design from an Etsy retailer, every of which she denied.
Bernstein’s lawyer, Robert Salame, talked about, “When it grew to turn out to be clear that the Nice Eros was going to baselessly sue our purchasers, we felt compelled to hunt court docket docket affirmation that no infringement occurred.”