其實，Tuesday Bassen只是眾多受害者之一而已，網路上更有Shop Art Theft的網站，全都是獨立藝術家被ZARA瓢竊作品的大匯集，細細一數就有超過50款作品以上。而這個在獨立藝術家身上發生的問題，其實精品大廠也以困擾許久，因為精品半年一季才有作品推出，但像是ZARA這種複製速度超快的成衣集團，能在秀後馬上推出類似的設計，深黯「參考」之道。
▲ZARA ART THEFT網站上集結許多獨立插畫家遭到瓢竊的作品。（圖／翻攝zaraarttheft.com）
‘We reject your claims for reasons similar to those already stated above: the lack of distinctiveness in your client’s purported designs makes it very hard to see how a significant part of the population anywhere in the world would associate the signs with Tuesday Bassen.
‘This is our firm view, and being fully aware of 3rd party notifications that you have brought to our attention.
‘In this last regard, please note that such notifications amount to a handful of complaints only; when it is borne in mind that millions of users worldwide visit the respective websites monthly (Zara: 98,000.000 average monthly visits last year, Bershka: 150.000.000 average monthly visits last year), the figures clearly put those few notifications into perspective.’
‘Inditex was recently contacted by Tuesday Bassen’s lawyers who noted the use of the illustrations in some badges sourced externally and on clothes in its Group stores. Inditex respects any third party’s creativity and takes all claims concerning third party intellectual property rights very seriously.
‘On receiving these allegations, the relevant items were immediately suspended from sale and an investigation opened. In parallel, Inditex ’s legal team also contacted Tuesday Bassen’s lawyers to clarify and resolve the situation.
‘Inditex has more than 600 designers in house that create more than 50,000 designs a year, it has the highest respect towards each individual’s creativity and will investigate this specific case to its end.’