Court in native Taiwan snubs Obama gown designer - Article Photos 2/2

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2011 file photo, designer Jason Wu takes a bow after presenting his Spring 2012 collection during Fashion Week in New York. Wu may have won international recognition for twice designing inaugural gowns for U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, but judges in his native Taiwan seem unimpressed. Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court ruled Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 that Wu's new label "Miss Wu" could not be registered as a brand because it was not distinctive enough. He designed Michelle Obama's white inaugural gown in 2008. On Monday, she appeared in another of his creations, a shiny gown with a red halter top. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)