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LVMH and eBay team up to take on counterfeiters

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • France
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  • August 4 2014

The French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. (LVMH) recently settled its long-running court battle with eBay, Inc

Federal judge foils attempt to cancel trademark registrations for distinctive Reynolds Wrap packaging

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

In an ongoing dispute between rival aluminum foil manufacturers Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. (Reynolds) and Handi-Foil Corp. (Handi-Foil), a

In Vino Veritas: federal court stomps Winery’s trademark priority argument

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

A recent trademark infringement case involving two wineries highlights how compliance with industry-specific regulatory requirements can have a

(Dis)like: NFL merchandisers flag Facebook for friending counterfeiters

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2012

An officially licensed retailer of NFL merchandise recently filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook Inc., accusing the social networking giant of running advertisements for counterfeit NFL products in prominent “Sponsored” advertisements

Copyright and trademark issues highlighted during recent controversy over Pinterest’s terms of service

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2012

Any company with an online presence, especially one that allows users or subscribers to post content or images, should carefully consider applicable intellectual property laws and take steps to ensure that its website’s terms of service are at all times appropriately tailored to provide adequate protection for the company while simultaneously serving the specific needs of the site and its users

Federal Circuit emphasizes high burden for famous marks in denying well-known fashion brand’s appeal of TTAB ruling

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2012

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dismissing an opposition filed by Coach Services, Inc. (CSI) against three federal trademark applications for COACH for use in connection with educational software and publications

Trademark issues heating up in China as luxury fashion brand Hermès loses appeal to cancel imitator’s registration of its Chinese name

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • China
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  • March 14 2012

Conventional wisdom suggests that China is a prime target for the fashion industry, as the country’s rapid economic growth has led to increased buying power for Chinese consumers known to love luxury brands

Louis Vuitton not laughing over Warner Bros.’ use of counterfeit handbag in The Hangover II

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2012

French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton Malletier, SA recently filed suit against Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., accusing the film studio of deliberately using a counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbag in a scene from the 2011 crass comedy hit The Hangover: Part II

Fried chicken chain may be strong-armed out of trademark rights in the “Popeyes” name

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2012

AFC Enterprises, Inc. (AFC), the parent company of the Popeyes Louisiana Chicken fast-food chain, recently filed a declaratory action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia seeking a ruling by the court that AFC will retain the rights to use the “POPEYES” trademark after a licensing agreement with Hearst Corp. the owner of the rights to the well-known “Popeye the Sailor” cartoon character expires in December 2012

It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2011

The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs