New Delhi, July 30, 2016: Is it right to imitate a design that inspires? The world of fashion always invokes images of bright and colourful designs and patterns. The fashion industry is considered to be a province of creative and innovative individuals who continuously thrive for fame and success. This struggle for quick monetary gains and fame makes a certain category to move towards copying and their work draws heavily from the works of other designers.
Right from its launch Oxford Bookstore, New Delhi has been a hub of cultural activities, intellectual talks and interesting book events. Continuing this series of discussing a variety of topics and concerns, Oxford bookstore hosted yet another interesting talk titled “Plagiarism in Fashion”. The esteemed panellists included Couturier- JJ Valaya, Copyright Expert – Safir R Anand and Editor, Harper’s Bazaar India – Nonita Kalra.
Established in 1919, Oxford Bookstore is the best equipped ‘base-camp’ for journeys of the mind offering its customers the widest range of outstanding titles and consistently courteous and informed service for close to a century. Today, with more than 30 stores in India, India’s first dedicated Children’s bookstore, Oxford Junior, India’s first of its kind tea boutique, Cha Bar, India’s only literary festival created by a bookstore, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, Oxford Bookstore offers booklovers access to the very best in publishing enhanced by a variety of events which salute books, visual & performing arts and celebrate the word. Oxford Bookstore measures its success by the smiles on millions of happy customers that the brand has served over the last 9 decades. There are a few treats as sumptuous as a visit to Oxford Bookstore in India. Each time you walk into our iconic store in Calcutta where the brand started in 1919, its charm leaves you wanting for more. Our fleet of 200 happy to help expert booksellers and informed hosts work day and night to bring to customers world class reading experience be it through our books or our fine teas and live by the brand’s motto – Much more than a bookstore – at every Bookstore, be it Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Delhi or another. In December 2012 Oxford Bookstore took a chapter from its growth story in India by launching, Katakali, its first overseas bookstore in the luxurious Sahara Palace at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in the exclusive palm-filled oasis of the Palmeraie, Marakkech. In April 2013, with the opening of its most architecturally crafted retail store in a stunning new destination in Delhi’s historic centre, Connaught Place, Oxford Bookstore carved out yet another incredible space for quiet browsing, reading and contemplation.
About JJ Valaya
JJ Valaya is a noted Indian fashion designer and couturier from New Delhi, India. A founding member of FDCI and the first global brand ambassador of Crystal giant Swarovski. He founded the House of Valaya, a luxury fashion and lifestyle house in 1992, along with his brother TJ Singh. A larger than life approach to fashion & Lifestyle has been a signature of this maverick Maharaja! It is the marriage of the uniqueness of India’s craft and tradition with the energy and the ever-changing nature of contemporary fashion that sets the pace for this luxury brand.
JJ Valaya’s creative visions regarding elegant and edgy grandeur together with his Brother TJ Singh’s entrepreneurial abilities have been the key factors for the consistent growth of the company. It is today one of the most admired luxury brands in the country. The brand continues to develop its unique positioning, maintain and grow its unyielding brand recognition while adhering to the highest quality standards in design. The House of Valaya has thus undertaken to show to the world the new India, resplendent with the aura of blue blooded elegance, innovative craftsmanship and modern sensibilities. The brand today encompasses couture, ready-to-wear, home and design services for weddings and uniforms
About Safir Anand
Safir Anand is a member of the Bar Council of India, INTA, APAA, the Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association, the Centre for International Legal Studies, SAARCLAW, AIPPI, the International Bar Association, the Luxury Society, the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel and the International Franchising Association. His practice areas include trademarks, contractual law, franchising and licensing, character merchandising, advertising and labelling laws, IP audits, IP issues in mergers and acquisitions, and due diligence.
The firm Anand and Anand has been ranked as the best overall firm for the years 2005 to 2010 by Managing Intellectual Property. It was also named as a “leading firm” for trademark prosecution and trademark contentious, patent contentious, and copyright for 2012; and as Managing Intellectual Property‘s IP: contentious firm of the year (2012). It won Corporate INTL magazine’s Global award and was also named Leading IP Law Firm in India (2013), as well as being ranked in the top tier for IP in Chambers and Partners (2013) and for trademarks and patents in The Legal 500 (2013). It was named IFLR’s IP team of the year 2012 (India) and Asian Counsel’s India IP firm of the year (2012), and also won the International Law Office Client Choice Award (India) 2012. Mr. Anand is also on the editorial panel of many leading trademark journals and industry-focused magazines.
Mr Safir Anand has recently been ranked as a “highly regarded leading individual” in the field of intellectual property in India in Chambers and Partners: Asia-Pacific (2013).
About Nonita Kalra
Nonita Kalra- Editor Harper’s Bazaar India
A graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Kalra started her career as a Trainee Journalist with India Today. She went on to become the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE India for nearly 13 years where she influenced fashion, beauty and lifestyle; her ideas and her initiatives shaped careers and launched trends. Kalra has held prestigious consultancy assignments with Godrej Consumer Products and, most recently, with FDCI. With over two decades of experience in print media and television, Kalra has worked with Business World, UTV, BiTV, and Man’sWorld. Basically in the business for decades.