Bern Unlimited got these two design patents on June 25, 2013. Now it appears to be suing every company that makes bike helmets with visors—see here, here & here.
Update 8/15/13: Bern has filed another case, this time against Nutcase, Inc. So now we’re up to four cases in one week.
So this case isn’t about “fashion,” per se. But it’s worth noting because: (1) items like this could qualify for protection under some of the recent fashion-protection bills; and (2) if these cases don’t settle, they could provide important insights into how other apparel-related design patents will be interpreted and applied.