H&M Is Suing Forever 21 For Allegedly Plagiarizing A Bag Design

Oh snap!

Forever 21 is in the middle of a copyright battle, because H&M has accused the brand of ripping off a beach bag design.

The Fashion Law reports that H&M has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 "for copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition" regarding the Beach Please bags H&M first started selling in April 2014.

Here are both bags side by side...

This isn't the first time Forever 21 was accused of copyright infringement, as the brand was also accused of ripping off an artist's original design in one of its crop tops.

Sam Larson, an independent artist from Oregan, told Buzzfeed News "I put so much time and effort into my work to try to make it as freelance artist and then companies do this."

And he seemed pretty annoyed by the whole situation on Instagram, too.

A Forever 21 spokesperson said that the brand is unable to comment on pending litigation, so it looks as though we'll just have to keep an eye on the headlines to see how this one plays out...


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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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