Danielle Bernstein has her panties in a bunch.
The style influencer — who boasts 2.5 million followers — is taking legal action against lingerie brand the Nice Eros in a transfer the brand’s lawyer calls “slimier” than something he’s seen “in additional than a decade of working towards legislation.”
Bernstein, the founder of style weblog and brand WeWoreWhat, filed papers within the Southern District on Thursday after the Williamsburg-based bra brand despatched her a draft of a deliberate lawsuit and a stop and desist letter claiming she copied them. Bernstein is looking for a judgement that her use of the designs “doesn’t infringe,” or “violate Defendant’s purported copyright.”
The Nice Eros’ lawyer, Jeff Gluck, tells us, “she secretly filed this lawsuit whereas pretending to carry settlement talks. I’ve by no means seen something slimier.”
In August, the undie brand accused Bernstein of ripping off a nude silhouette sample they use on tissue paper and slapping it on her line’s wallpaper and $195 bathing fits for Onia. The Nice Eros co-owner, Christina Viviani, informed us her design “felt so spot on” noting the dimensions, poses and spacing of their nudes.
Within the go well with, Bernstein says her design “was impressed by the widely ubiquitous idea of silhouette drawings of the human type together with a quantity of Henri Matisse’s line drawings.”
Gluck tells us, “This misguided charade is nothing greater than one more nasty try to intimidate and silence unbiased creatives and small-business homeowners. She believes that guidelines don’t apply to her.”
Bernstein was accused of stealing masks designs from Second Wind and a design from an Etsy store, each of which she denied.
Bernstein’s lawyer, Robert Salame, mentioned, “When it grew to become clear that the Nice Eros was going to baselessly sue our purchasers, we felt compelled to hunt court docket affirmation that no infringement occurred.”