Really there has been a lot about this on social media and frankly, I rather not get into the talk about Cheap Chinese Fursuits and if the design had been stolen. To me, this whole thing is too complicated just to write a brief summary of the article which I usually do.
I suggest you read the article yourself and make up your own mind on this entire issue.
It seems with the coming of Anthrocon “Furries” are being studied for a paper by Rebecca McHugh
In cooperation with Furscientist, she is seeing for herself what furries are really like
More on the article HERE