Governor Gavin Newsom made California the first state to enact such a ban. Now, pro-fur groups are vowing litigation.
Fur industry advocates are expected to continue to keep knocking on doors, making phone calls and setting up meetings with New York City council members.
The brand won an appeal in a trademark tussle, paving the way for it to register “Fur-Free Fur” as a trademark for its imitation-fur clothing and accessories.
New York City officials are considering banning the sale of fur apparel, following in the footsteps of such West Coast cities as San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The bill has now cleared its second hearing, passing the state Judiciary Committee.
A bill first introduced in December in the state Assembly has cleared its first committee hearing and now moves to the Judiciary Committee.
The International Fur Federation described the 2009 video, which is used by antifur groups, as a “snuff film.”
Nearly 400 companies exhibited at the trade show running Feb. 22 to 25 with one area dedicated to Chinese firms.