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Aug
3
2016

Burberry Perry

Burberry - Burberry Perry

Luxury fashion brand Burberry is suing a rapper and producer Burberry Perry… over his name. Burberry filed the lawsuit in a New York court, claiming Burberry Perry is infringing its trademark and is causing dilution. The court documents reveal that the rappers real name is Perry Moise, but he chose “Burberry” as part of his stage name. to […]

Feb
12
2016

Checkered mate?

burberry check pattern

Burberry is suing US department store chain J.C. Penney over trademark infringement for selling outerwear that featured exact copies of its famous “Burberry check” pattern. The British luxury fashion brand has accused J.C. Penney of unlawfully selling quilted jackets with the famous ” Burberry-pattern”, as well as scarf coats in which scarves carrying the pattern were sold with matching coats. Burberry […]

Aug
3
2015

Barberry’s

Burberry - Barberry's

You trademark attorneys out there may recognise this: you’re on a well deserved holiday, trying not to think about work. But meanwhile, you can’t help but spot all the possible trademark infringements that surround you. Since summer holidays are here, perhaps we can help each other out. We ran into this cute little barber shop, […]

Oct
24
2011

Burberry burger

A trademark has different functions. One of the foremost functions is that the trademark has to be able to distintuigh. Another function is the reputation function. Certain trademarks have a certain reputation: Ferrari cars have the reputation of being fast. And expensive. H&M makes high end couture, but for low budget price. It can be […]

Aug
9
2011

Fake as subculture

Artist Luis Gispert was photographing landscapes in Miami two years ago when he stumbled on a Cadillac Escalade. This car would give a new direction to his art. The interior of this car was completely covered with the pattern designed by Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton. The owner of the car had never heard of […]