Fashion & Luxury

Rising sales, healthy filings and new opportunities in the dynamic cosmetics sector: exclusive data analysis

In this week’s industry data report, we provide a rundown of the cosmetics market from a branding perspective. We take a big picture look at sales growth and key trends and reveal that technology trademark filings are on the rise among major brands.

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“Rapid brand growth has led to a swell of demand for counterfeits”: how Superdry meets the challenge head on

Superdry’s senior IP counsel expands on the company’s approach to trademark enforcement and management.

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“Rights holders will be disappointed”: UK Supreme Court sides with ISPs in Cartier case

The UK Supreme Court has handed down its decision in the Cartier website blocking case, siding with internet service providers (ISPs) and ruling that brand owners should indemnify ISPs for the costs of implementing blocking injunctions...

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Messi scores trademark goal as General Court finds no likelihood of confusion between MESSI and MASSI

The EU General Court has found that there was no likelihood of confusion between footballer Lionel Messi’s mark MESSI and the earlier mark MASSI, despite the identity of the goods and the similarity of the marks.

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Blow for Prada as General Court allows registration of THE RICH PRADA

The EU General Court has allowed the registration of THE RICH PRADA by Bali-based hotel The Rich Prada International, despite fashion house Prada's "exceptional reputation" in its PRADA mark.

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Levi’s labelled trademark bully, Swiss shop holds IHOB mark and call for independent Rwandan IP office: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the South African minister calling for tobacco plain packaging, calls for an independent, standalone IP office in Rwanda, the IP of Nine West Holdings being sold, and much...

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Christian Louboutin declares red soles victory as European court hands down long-awaited decision

The CJEU has issued its decision in Christian Louboutin v Van Haren Schoenen BV, with a ruling that strengthens the protection of the fashion house’s red soles mark.

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New EUIPO report charts increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights infringement in the European Union.

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Bayer retires Monsanto brand, cocky trademark struck down and Nigeria kit attracts counterfeiters: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at Bayer deciding to retire the century-old Monsanto brand name, Kenzo prevailing in a trademark suit, Kenya Revenue authority destroying millions worth of fake alcohol, and much...

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Fast fashion and IP regulation: will fast fashion kill the golden goose?

Compared to other forms of artistic expression – such as literature, music, films and theatrical works – fashion designs are left with limited IP rights and protection.

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Recent and developing trends in false advertising disputes

A group of senior trademark and brand professionals convened in New York in January to discuss recent and developing trends in false advertising law. This special report details some of the key points and presents essential takeaways.

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Asia-Pacific Team of the Year: Burberry Asia

It has been a challenging few years for luxury brands and 2016 was no different. In such an environment, brand protection becomes even more important, so it is gratifying to see the Burberry Asia team step up to fight infringement.

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Fashion, Cosmetics & Luxury Goods Team of the Year: Maus Frères

The Maus Frères team celebrated a number of wins in 2016, as it worked hard to protect powerhouse brands such as Lacoste, Aigle and Gant. Notable was the securing of well-known status for Lacoste’s crocodile mark in both the European Union and China.

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Chinese players fail to make the cut in the fashion world as major brands prove resilient: exclusive analysis

Examining the apparel sector, we show that the leading brands have remained robust, analyse how filing patterns have changed, and reveal that Chinese brands have failed to make the cut in the list of the world’s...

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With a fast-improving IP office and flourishing brands, Italy’s outlook is bright: exclusive data analysis

Our latest country data report focuses on the branding landscape of Italy. We explore key filing data and the performance of the leading Italian brands, revealing that their total brand value has increased at a quicker...

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Issue 73