It seems that Urban Outfitters keeps getting in trouble. Some of you may remember the LARGE donation that was made to arch-conservative Rick Santorum. Miley Cyrus initiated a boycott based on that move, that still lingers today on F.B. A few months ago I posted a few local tales of Urban’s exploitative practices, there are a number of tales from local artisans who claim U.O. copied designs based on sample pieces they purchased. https://retailfix52.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/miley-cyrus-ve…ban-outfitters/ This time they really pulled a good one. The Navajo Nation is on the warpath claiming trademark infringement. Come on Urban do your homework before you produce a line. The hubris of success has caused you to lose sight of your social responsibility, a big gaff considering the image you try to portray.
Read the release… http://finance.yahoo.com/news/apnewsbreak-navajo-nation-sues-urban-145630426.html
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