Kate Middleton wears black to wedding; gets copyright protected
Taking the Royal Family one step further into the modern world was Kate Middleton, who attended a friend's wedding on Saturday wearing black. Omg! Bucking convention, Prince William's future wife fronted up to the nuptials of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Sarah Louise Stourton in a dark sheer dress worn under a velvet Libelula coat, pillbox hat and burgundy clutch and heels.
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Meanwhile, retailers could be in for a rude shock if they attempt to use Middleton's name to sell replicas products or clothing, according to royal aides and legal experts.
Despite nothing official being in place as yet, any label or brand which uses Middleton's name to sell merchandise risk being sued for infringing trademark and copyright laws.
A royal aide said: '(It is) highly unlikely that we would have any objection if a company wanted to call a dress "the Kate dress". ".Kate" isn't specific to Catherine Middleton. It may, however, be a different scenario if it was called the "Catherine/Kate Middleton" dress as that impacts... on personal copyright. Or indeed if a company was suggesting a dress was officially endorsed by Catherine.'