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Fashion & law newsletter 2015

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

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IP enforcement in the fashion industry

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

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IP case report - June 2014

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'.

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For the love of fashion: protecting the beauty of fashion through Community design rights

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

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Design rights get a boost in the UK

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

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IP case report - July 2014

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

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IP case report - October 2014

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

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Assos v ASOS - cycle clothing conflict

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

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Choos and handbags no such thing as innocent infringement of design right in Europe?

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.

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IP case report for January 2015

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

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Designs: complicated because they are simple?

Anand and Anand | India | January 6 2014

Since its implementation, the Designs Act 2000 as evolved to keep up with industrialisation and globalisation and to promote competition. The act

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