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Is it the Real McCoy? Anti-counterfeiting, IP Rights and your Business

By Rohan Singh (Special Counsel) & Jessica Noakesmith (Graduate) A recent report based on customs’ seizures by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that fake information and communications technology (ICT) goods accounted for 6.5% of the overall ICT trade, well up on the 2.5% of overall traded goods found to be fake … Continue Reading

TOOLS TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT GOODS FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

By Ann K. Ford and James Stewart (Washington, DC) One of the frequently noted yet seldom discussed benefits of trademark and copyright registration in the United States is the ability to record those registrations with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Recording US trademark and copyright registrations with CBP can provide fashion brands with valuable … Continue Reading

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 competition.… Continue Reading

3D PRINTING 101 – ATYPICAL LEGAL CHALLENGES

By Patrick Van Eecke and Julie De Bruyn (Brussels) The concept of 3D printing no longer needs an introduction. The sky is the limit when it comes to the possibilities 3D printing (often referred to as additive manufacturing) has to offer, both to consumers and businesses. The added value for and influence in the fashion … Continue Reading

America’s Next Top Model . . . Guidelines

Reposted from Law à la Mode, Edition 6 – Summer 2012 By Alexander S. Birkhold (New York) The recent formation of the Model Alliance, an organization seeking to enforce and expand existing legal protections for models in the United States, has prompted increased US scrutiny of employment and image rights issues in the fashion industry.… Continue Reading

Global Developments Regarding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Law à la Mode Edition 4 – Winter 2011 By:  Michael K. Barron, Sarah Phillips and Nadea Taylor (Boston and London) “AdWords,” the paid, subscription-based Google referencing service which allows users to advertise their companies alongside Google search results, has recently been the subject of much legal scrutiny.  In late September, the European … Continue Reading

Idiosyncrasies of the Spanish Fashion Market

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Law à la Mode Edition 4 – Winter 2011 By:  Michael K. Barron, Sarah Phillips and Nadea Taylor (Boston and London) “AdWords,” the paid, subscription-based Google referencing service which allows users to advertise their companies alongside Google search results, has recently been the subject of much legal scrutiny.  In late September, the European … Continue Reading

“Just passing through sir or really stopping off?” – the CJEU rules on counterfeit goods in transit

By Siân Croxon, Partner, DLA Piper UK The CJEU has provided some clarification of the law on when EU customs officials can seize counterfeit goods that are merely in transit through the EU.  The story began in 2008 when a consignment of Nokia branded mobile phones arrived in Heathrow in transit from China to Colombia.  The … Continue Reading

Fake Olympic goods seized

Reposted from DLA Piper’s Media & Sport Group bulletin Editorial Team: Nick Fitzpatrick, Duncan Calow and Patrick Mitchell Trading Standards Officers of Coventry City Council have discovered cigarette lighters displaying protected Olympic trademarks. The goods were seized at a car boot sale, as part of a regular inspection by Trading Standards officers. The lighters displayed the Olympic symbol and … Continue Reading

Influential Cases of 2010

Our group spends a significant amount of time working on issues relating to the transformation of copyright and trademark laws in the 21st century. I am particularly passionate about and interested in how the Internet and other new technologies challenge these dynamic areas of law. For my first blog post, I revisited a few of … Continue Reading
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