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Burberry sues rapper/producer Burberry Perry for trade mark infringement

On Tuesday, Burberry filed trade mark infringement proceedings in New York against rapper and producer Burberry Perry, seeking immediate injunctive relief against the artist’s use of any and all associations with the company, including his stage name. The rapper, whose real name is Perry Moise, adopted Burberry Perry as his stage name and has used...
Vetements won’t rain on Mr Tran’s parade
For those in the fashion know, Vetements is the darling of French fashion at the moment, having reinvigorated a sense of street in the industry, and one of its founders recently being named artistic director of Balenciaga. Vetements (meaning ‘clothes’ in French) is well known for its consistent use of third party trade marks in...
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Trade marks never go out of style: the battle for ‘New York Fashion Week’
There has been an ongoing battle for the rights in the term ‘New York Fashion Week’ between Fashion Week, Inc (‘FWI’), a company that sells tickets to New York Fashion Week events, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (‘CFDA’)– the industry’s major not for profit trade association with a membership of over 450...
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The two-stripe dispute between Adidas and shoe branding finally comes to an end
After a long running battle between Belgian footwear company, Shoe Branding, and Adidas, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) finally sided with Adidas on 24 February 2016. Shoe Branding filed a Community trade mark application in 2009 in connection with footwear which featured similar stripes to that of Adidas’ famous two stripe branding....
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Copying is the Highest Form of Flattery?
Louis Vuitton’s parent company LVMH filed a trademark case nearly two years ago against a tote bag company called My Other Bag. My Other Bag was creating canvas totes, which featured the Louis Vuitton iconic patterned bag on the side. LVMH has recently lost its legal battle against My Other Bag. The New York state...
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Converse vs The World of Sneakers
Nike, Inc. (now the proud owner of Converse) recently filed lawsuits in New York against 31 retailers and rival shoe designers for infringing the trade mark for the design of their signature Chuck Taylor All Star shoes. It also brought claims before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Nike, through Converse, own a trade mark registration...
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White Sand’s Sea Folly
That double tap, swipe right, or the pressing of that green send button only takes a second. The insignificant verbal thought has been transformed into a very real virtual speech bubble linked to your name and company identity. Social media marketing is the way of the future and it is changing how businesses market to...
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