American designer agrees to compensate Portuguese State for copying traditional fishermen’s sweater

A seven month battle to win damages from American designer Tory Burch for her straight lift of a traditional Portuguese sweater (making hundreds of euros/ dollars in the process) has ended with Ms Burch agreeing to compensate the State by paying an undisclosed amount into the Centro Interpretativo e de Formação da Camisola Poveira. This ‘drama’ has worked magic for the popularity of these traditional sweaters and underscored the importance, explains SIC, of certifying immaterial heritage so that incidents like this one  cannot happen again. For details of this story click here.