Next settles copying claims with fashion brand Scamp & Dude

 
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Next said it had reached an agreement with the label and would "pay the profits from sales of the design in issue to Scamp & Dude, who will use the profits for charitable purposes, including making donations to two charities" (Source: Getty)

British clothing group Next settled a law suit over with fashion brand Scamp & Dude this morning, agreeing to pay the profits from any sales of a contested design to the label after claims that it copied the smaller firm's designs.


Scamp & Dude, which said that it will use the profits for charitable purposes, accused Next of a "blatant infringement" of an animal print top for children back in September.

Next said it had reached an agreement with the label and would "pay the profits from sales of the design in issue to Scamp & Dude, who will use the profits for charitable purposes, including making donations to two charities".

"Next will also be donating all of the remaining clothing of this design to a charity for distribution to children in need overseas."

At the time of the case Scamp & Dude founder Jo Tutchener-Sharp said she was extremely disappointed.


"When a company makes £635m a year net profit, surely they have the resources to create their own designs and not take from independent businesses like Scamp & Dude," she wrote in an Instagram post in September. This has to stop. Where has the integrity gone in the fashion industry?"

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