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JLM Likely Owns ‘Hayley Paige’ Insta Account, Court Says (Correct)

July 26, 2022, 6:27 PMUpdated: July 27, 2022, 2:59 PM

JLM Couture Inc. likely will establish that it owns the “Hayley Paige” Instagram account and will prevail on its claims against luxury dress designer Hayley Paige Gutman, a New York federal court said.

Various factors point to the account belonging to JLM with Gutman managing it as an employee promoting a trademark bearing her name that she signed away, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York said. Monday’s order directly assessed likely ownership for the first time as it partially granted JLM’s motion to modify a preliminary injunction.

Gutman—who was 25 when JLM hired her—now faces ...