has got some explaining to do!
The model launched her new swimwear line Inamorata Swim earlier this month, but it turns out some of her designs are eerily similar to another designer’s, Lisa Marie Fernandez.
While Emily previously shared she found the inspiration by her line from flipping through vintage Sports Illustrated issues, Miz Fernandez sent the 26-year-old a cease-and-desist letter after discovering the similarities between two of their designs.
According to Business of Fashion, there is no copyright for physically functional products, in this case, swimsuits.
So instead Lisa invoked two European Union Community Design Registration certificates she registered in May 2015, as Emily’s line ships internationally. This would give Lisa the monopoly on supplying the designs until 2020. Then she can extend her registration for a maximum of 25 more years.
The designer stated:
“[Copying] is constant and we are going full force with it.”
Em’s team had until November 22 to respond, but there’s been no word on what has transpired since.
Although, the model has continued to post a pic of one of the offending suits! Ch-ch-check it out (below):
Boat day with my beauty ⛵️ @tremendy @inamorataswimA post shared by Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) on Nov 25, 2017 at 2:45pm PST
And here is the other:
Meow 🐱 Swim by me @inamorataswim link in bioA post shared by Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) on Nov 16, 2017 at 10:19am PST
You can see Lisa’s designs (below) for a comparison:
Kat’s in Greece in the Mira Polka Dot Bikini… #LMFgirlsONholiday #lisamariefernandezA post shared by Lisa Marie Fernandez (@lisamariefernandez) on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:30am PDT
Aurore is absolutely gorgeous in our Triple Poppy Maillot… #LMFgirlsONholiday #lisamariefernandez #STbarthsA post shared by Lisa Marie Fernandez (@lisamariefernandez) on Mar 18, 2017 at 5:46am PDT
Do you think they’re too alike?
[Image via Instagram.]