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Bereskin & Parr LLP Canada presents options for those seeking to protect and enforce rights in luxury brands, including effective mechanisms and alternatives for strategic defence and enforcement.
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 imports.
RNA Technology and IP Attorneys While luxury brands are increasingly entering the Indian market, proving India’s potential as a destination for luxury products, they face some formidable challenges, including high import duties, lack of quality retail space and the ever-present threat of counterfeiting.
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.
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.
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.
ATG Law Firm Turkey is a tourist hot spot but as the visitor numbers escalate, so too do the fake products. A good brand protection strategy can help to reduce the visibility of counterfeit products riding on the coattails of a trademark.
Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch LLP A pending US district court case on a fashion company’s efforts to protect a handbag design as a non-traditional trademark under US law even though variations of the design have long been in the public domain should provide much-needed clarity on this area.
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.
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.
Since the early days of couture on the catwalk, the fashion industry has been a target for counterfeiters and copycats. While criminals were previously restricted to selling their fake goods on the streets, the Internet has completely transformed their operations. Not only are they now offered many platforms to trade on, but they have also increased their audience and the speed at which they can sell.
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