Interesting talk by Ed Lopez, given last fall as one of the SJSU Econ Department’s Provocative Lectures on the topic of intellectual property and the fashion industry. According to Jeff Hummel: “It was a truly outstanding presentation, and is now available for viewing online in a very professionally edited video. I cannot recommend it too highly”.
For more on this topic, see here.
Note: The talk is very informative, but near the end Lopez does seem to endorse some form of copyright in fashion, which I completely oppose. This is the problem with the empirical approach.