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Is Dutch Fashion House Oilily Guilty of Plagiarism?

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On March 26, 2009 @ 4:10 pm In Design,eco kids,Eco Textiles,Inhabitots,Modern Kids | 1 Comment

dolls, oilily, rosa pomar, summer of love [1]

They say ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’, but children’s toy designer Rosa Pomar [2] isn’t smiling about the recent unauthorized copying of her signature hand-made dolls by major Dutch fashion brand Oilily [3]. Rosa, a Portuguese children’s toy designer, recently came across a doll that bore an uncanny resemblance [4] to one she created and has been marketing online since 2004. Rosa’s bonecos [4] (dolls) are beautifully hand-detailed soft toys made from fabrics bursting with color, and bearing what she thought were trademark details such as daisy eyes and a stitched harelip smile. Oilily’s new copycat doll is almost EXACTLY the same as Rosa’s trademarked doll [4] – raising a serious quandary for a young, independent designer: what do you do when a major brand appears to blatantly rip you off?


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=22246

[2] Rosa Pomar: http://aervilhacorderosa.com/

[3] Oilily: http://www.oilily.nl/usa/

[4] uncanny resemblance: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/03/26/is-dutch-fashion-house-oilily-guilty-of-imitation/

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