‘Twilight’ Bosses Unleash the Lawyers Over Bella Swan Jacket
Caution: Trying to emulate Kristen Stewart’s style could land you in a courtroom.
Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the hugely successful Twilight movie series, has slapped clothing manufacturer Bb Dakota with a lawsuit, after the company began billing their jacket as the same one worn by Stewart’s character Bella Swan in 2008’s Twilight.
The movie’s clothing designer, Wendy Chuck, reportedly purchased the garment at the last minute at a Nordstrom’s department store, and apparently after getting wind of the fact that their product was featured in the movie, the brass at Bb Dakota decided to market the jacket with the line,
“Bella Swann (sic) wears this jacket in Twilight and scores the hottest vampire in high school, and so can you!”
That didn’t sit too well with Summit, which has now slapped Bb with a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit. In addition to demanding all profits from the jackets so far, the studio is asking that any remaining garments be delivered to Summit “for destruction [of] all Bella Jackets.”
Destruction? Couldn’t they just donate them to the homeless? They deserve to look stylish too…
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