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Fashion's Night Out Gets First Copycats in Canada

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Fashion's Night Out Gets First Copycats in Canada

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Fashion models run across New York's Sixth Ave. during a photo session Wednesday Sept. 9, 2009. The models gathered for photos to promote Fashion's Night Out, a global initiative to promote retail, restore confidence and celebrate fashion. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Vogue has threatened to take legal action against a charity shopping event ca in Victoria, British Columbia called Victoria Fashion's Night Out, a breach of its trademarked Fashion's Night Out name.

When it comes to fashion, it's a lot like high school -- imitation is flattering, but copying too closely is strictly taboo.  That's what Vogue's lawyers set out to do to the Canadian charity event, sending the event organizers a letter expressing extreme concern over the unauthorized use of the FNO trademark, the Vancouver Sun reported. 

The Vogue legal team also apparently threatened recourse if Victoria FNO didn't change its name immediately. Given that the real Fashion's Night Out bills itself as a worldwide celebration, we're wondering why they can't just get Victoria to jump on board, legally.

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