Posts Tagged ‘Trademark’

FASHION LAW: BALENCIAGA TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST STEVE MADDEN AGAIN

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Balenciaga, the Parisian fashion house, has sued Steve Madden for allegedly violating trademark violations on the styling of their notorious ‘motorcycle bag’. This would be the Balenciaga Giant 12 Gold City Black Lambskin Bag, retailing at $1,985 while Madden was selling theirs around a hundred. Steve Madden VS. Balenciaga Madden was selling the nearly identical bag […]

“MK” TRADEMARK BATTLE BETWEEN MARY KAY AND MICHAEL KORS CLOSED

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The Mary Kay and Michael Kors trademark battle has finally come to an end… at least we hope. The dispute between the ever popular cosmetics company and high-end clothing line came to play last February (2013) when Mary Kay Inc. filed a lawsuit against Michael Kors LLC. claiming the clothing designer illegally promoted competing products […]

FASHION LAW: GUCCI LOSES ITS TRADEMARK LOGO- GG

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Italian luxury fashion brand, Gucci had its GG logo trademark revoked after their 20 years on the UK register. Even after Gucci’s victorious lawsuit  against online counterfeiting in October, the GG logo registered in four classes – 3, 14, 18, and 25, which protected the logo on goods like antiperspirants, watches, handbags, and t-shirts – is no more. British Vogue […]