Designer Hayley Paige Loses Instagram Account in JLM Legal Fight

March 5, 2021, 4:29 PM

Hayley Paige Gutman, who designed luxury wedding dresses for the popular Hayley Paige brand, is barred from using or accessing the @misshayleypaige Instagram account, which has more than 1.1 million followers, during an ongoing dispute with JLM Couture Inc., the company that owns the label, a federal judge in New York ruled.

JLM is likely to succeed in showing Gutman infringed its trademarks in the Hayley Paige name and breached her contract by refusing to post its advertising content and instead promoting outside products through her own “influencer” deals without the company’s permission, Judge Laura Taylor Swain said. She granted...

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