Will fashion designs finally be clothed in “copyright” protection?
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP | USA | July 7 2011
After many attempts, it appears that clothing designs may finally gain protection in the United States.
Hogan Lovells | Global | April 1 2015
The latest amendment of the Trademark Act in Japan (“Amendment”) was announced on May 14, 2014. The Amendment will likely enter into force on April 1
Baker & McKenzie | European Union, Global | May 8 2015
The fashion world is fast paced and continually evolving. Constantly changing trends drive the development of new products, which are often on the
Bird & Bird | European Union | July 1 2014
Bimbo filed an application for registration of BIMBO DOUGHNUTS as a CTM in Class 30 for 'pastry and bakery products, specially doughnuts'.
Bird & Bird | European Union | April 3 2014
While most fashion trends may come and go in a heartbeat, some never go out of style. The Birkin bag, Cartier's LVe bracelet, Chanel's classic flap
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | United Kingdom | August 2 2013
Much has been written about the design of the blue polka-dot dress that Kate Middleton wore when she emerged from the hospital carrying baby Prince
Bird & Bird | European Union | September 2 2014
Confirming the opinion of the AG (reported in CIPA Journal, July 2010), the CJ held that Article 93(5) of Regulation (EC) No 4094 did not allow the
Bird & Bird | European Union | October 1 2014
In invalidity proceedings, the GC upheld the BoA's ruling that the mark was devoid of distinctive character under Arts 52(1)(a) and 7(1)(b) and that
D Young & Co | United Kingdom | November 5 2013
The English High Court has held that the online fashion designer and retailer ASOS is not liable for infringing the registered trade mark of Assos of
McDermott Will & Emery | United Kingdom | April 25 2008
The High Court decision in J Choo (Jersey) Ltd v Towerstone Ltd 2008 EWHC 346 will be of great comfort to the fashion industry as the decision heralds the possibility of strengthened protection for handbag and shoe designs and similar accessory items under Community registered design (CRD) legislation.
Bird & Bird | United Kingdom | January 1 2015
The GC partially annulled the BoA's finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks under Art 8(1)(b). The BoA had correctly