Sector: Fashion & Luxury

Latest content

2024 Industry Awards and WTR 300 nominations – now open

Don't miss out on the chance to honour the luminaries of the trademark industry.

23 August 2023

Tracking Shein’s growth through its trademark portfolio

We reflect on the shopping platform’s increasing dominance over the past decade by analysing its trademark filing activity.

23 August 2023

The Bear Necessities: General Court finds figurative mark evoking teddy bear silhouette distinctive for jewellery

The EU General Court has rejected an appeal by Apart to invalidate Tous’s teddy bear mark.

21 August 2023

Brandy Melville fails to secure permanent injunction in Ninth Circuit’s first ever contributory infringement ruling

Parties looking to sue online marketplaces for contributory trademark infringement should be prepared to demonstrate that marketplace’s knowledge of specific instances of infringement.

17 August 2023

Delhi High Court ruling stresses that brands can still be deemed likely to deceive the public despite offering different services

The Delhi High Court has passed a permanent injunction against New Balance Immigration for its use of a name and domain that is deceptively similar to New Balance Athletics. Although these brands do not operate in the same or even similar markets, the court found that there was significant likelihood of confusion, and that the defendant’s adoption of the name was neither honest nor carried out in good faith.

17 August 2023

Good news for Prada as General Court confirms likelihood of confusion between RADA and PRADA

The meaning of Rada Perfumery’s trademark – which referred to the name of the company’s founder – was not so clear and specific as to be grasped immediately by the public.

16 August 2023

Casio successfully registers 3D shape of ‘G-Shock’ watch

The JPO Appeal Board has found that the 3D shape of the Casio ‘G-Shock’ watch has acquired distinctiveness through substantial use over 40 years.

15 August 2023

Preliminary injunction issued in trademark dispute involving names of Qing Dynasty emperors

This is a rare example of a successful application for a preliminary injunction in an IP case.

14 August 2023

Paris Court of Appeal validates Louis Vuitton’s use of four-leaf clover in jewellery line

The ruling raises critical questions about the protection of intellectual property and creative legacies within the fashion industry.

08 August 2023

“Thinking outside the box”: Christian Louboutin’s creative approach leads to year of major wins

Xavier Ragot, group general counsel and global data protection officer at Christian Louboutin, reveals how the company’s IP function turns global challenges into landmark successes.

04 August 2023

Unlock unlimited access to all WTR content