Trademark and Copyright

LANDMARK CASE FOR COUNTERFEIT GOODS INFRINGEMENT IN CHINA

By Ed Chatterton (Hong Kong) In a recent landmark decision, the newly established Beijing Intellectual Property Court (Court) awarded the first ever maximum statutory damage under China’s new trademark law in favor of French-Italian luxury outwear maker Moncler, in its dispute against a domestic apparel company for trademark infringement and unfair ...

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FIGHTING COUNTERFEIT FASHION – IMITATION IS THE GREATEST SOURCE FOR DAMAGES

Big Changes Ahead: European Trademark Reform Package Adopted

BREAKING: U.S. BAN ON DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Internet

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR

By Alexandra Kamerling and Marianna Kinsella (London) The European Commission has announced a competition law inquiry into the e-commerce sector in the context of a Digital Single Market strategy in the EU.  The Commission suspects that companies that engage in selling consumer goods on the Internet may be restricting online trade ...

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The IoT will have a European plan

WOMEN IN IP LAW: 9TH YEAR PRIVACY AND PATENT LAW

US COMPANIES: EU DATA REGULATION MEANS NEW OVERSIGHT

Fashion

TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY – INSPIRATION OR MISAPPROPRIATION?

By Sara Balice and Giulia Zappaterra (Milan) It is not new that the fashion industry takes inspiration from the cultural heritage and traditional know-how of indigenous peoples and local communities.  A substantial number of fashion designers rely on indigenous and traditional expressions − for example, block printing, embroidery techniques, traditional beading ...

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FASHION MODELS – CROSSING A THIN LINE

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOCUSES ON THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR

LANDMARK CASE FOR COUNTERFEIT GOODS INFRINGEMENT IN CHINA

Advertising

Five Best Practices in Advertising Law

By Heather Dunn This post originally appeared in the American Marketing Association's Marketing News Journal This past year, the FTC issued an extensive Q&A ​on its endorsement guides, which the FTC uses to evaluate whether an endorsement or testimonial is deceptive. Importantly, it is very clear that any “material connections” between endorsers and ...

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MASTERING THE BRAND AND FASHION BLOGGER RELATIONSHIP – OUR SIX TOP TIPS

THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING AND CONTROLLING YOUR ENDORSEMENT NETWORK

USA: NBA AND NIKE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

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