THE DESIGNER FORMERLY KNOWN AS…INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES ARISING FROM PERSONAL NAMES AS FASHION BRANDS

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THE DESIGNER FORMERLY KNOWN AS…INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES ARISING FROM PERSONAL NAMES AS FASHION BRANDS

Kate Spade, Paul Frank, Joseph Abboud, Catherine Malandrino, and Karen Millen—aside from being well-known designers, all have something else in common; they no longer own the right to use their personal names as their brands. In the fashion...

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European Community Trademark registration for patterns and three-dimensional marks requires Acquired Distinctiveness in Each Member State

Owners of pattern and three-dimensional marks should take note of the substantial burden of proving acquired distinctiveness of their marks through use throughout the European Union. On April 21, 2015, Louis Vuitton’s European Community trademark...

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