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Fashion & Luxury

Spanish filers look to the EUIPO over China, as local trademark market shows signs of stagnancy: exclusive data analysis

In our latest country data report, we turn our spotlight to Spain. We reveal that smaller brands may have an especially tough time flourishing there, analyse key filing trends both domestically and abroad, and much more.

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Burberry under fire over ‘anti-counterfeiting’ product destruction; will other brands face scrutiny?

An online outcry has erupted due to reports that Burberry destroyed almost £30 million worth of finished goods over the past year in a bid to protect itself from counterfeiting.

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Court of Appeal upholds criminal sentence for import of counterfeit t-shirts bearing registered trademarks

The Court of Appeal of Zaragoza in Spain has upheld a judgment of the Trial Court in which the latter had sentenced the defendants for importing thousands of counterfeit t-shirts from China.

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CJEU's EUIPO v Puma decision: mark owners may rely on earlier decisions as evidence of earlier mark's reputation

The CJEU has found that previous decisions issued by the EUIPO and at national level may be validly relied on as a means of evidence of the reputation of an earlier mark.

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General Court's POLO decision highlights additional protection that marks derive from being well known

The EU General Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark HPC POLO and The Polo/Lauren Company LP’s earlier mark POLO in Classes 18 and 25.

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Chanel takes eBay seller to court, Richemont pulls ‘.brands’, and STORMY DANIELS mark refused: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at the Philippines IP Office expanded fee waiver program, the World Cup teams fined for displaying unauthorised branding, the most trusted brands according to young people, and much...

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Trump administration tariffs “could help legitimise fake goods”: trade associations join up to sound alarm bells

Six major US trade associations have joined forces to send a letter warning that the Trump administration’s recent tariffs place “significant barriers on the fight against harmful fakes” and calls for an urgent...

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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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Russia’s fight against fakes, imitations and replicas

Gorodissky & Partners Anti-counterfeiting measures will never succeed in removing all counterfeits from the market, but they do make it significantly more difficult for counterfeiters to produce and sell fakes.

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China’s fashion and luxury brand challenge: trademark squatting and parallel imports

Kangxin Partners PC Regionality is a well-known characteristic of trademark protection and brings particular jurisdictional challenges for fashion and luxury brands. In China, these challenges include trademark squatting and parallel...

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Symbols of the rich and famous: challenges for fashion and luxury brands

Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff Innovation, notoriety, protective registration and counterfeiting are key challenges for fashion and luxury brands. Fortunately, Mexico has a complex system of enforcement in place.

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Legal fakes and the shopping experience – Italy’s fashion challenges

Bugnion SpA Some so-called ‘legal fakes’ in Italy have so successfully fooled consumers and won over luxury and fashion brand fans that they have essentially supplanted the original brands, which are yet to conquer the country.

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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...

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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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