The Faroese knitwear killing is over

Fashion house loses legal fight to stop cheap sales of the jumper made famous by Sofie Gråbdøl

August 12th, 2014 5:00 pm| by admin

A Faroese fashion house has lost its court case to prevent the sale of cheap imitations of the sweater made famous by actress Sofie Gråbøl in The Killing.

Gudrun & Gudrun's garment became a must-have item after its appearance in the detective TV series filmed in Copenhagen. The jumper even had its own tribute website.  

A snip at a sixth of the price
The case began last year when Gudrun & Gudrun launched a legal claim against a Danish company, Stof og Sy, for making a cheaper version of the sweater, albeit one that the customer needed to make themselves. The kit cost 375 kroner compared to the original version's cost of 2,250 kroner. 

Godrun & Godrun argued that the Danish brand had violated copyright laws by replicating the star-patterned design. 

However, the court ruled in favour of Stof og Sy after argumentation that the stars are a traditional, long-established pattern that can't be copyrighted.