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Jul
13
2016

Strapless slippers

bandajanas

Dutch entrepreneur Evelien van de Werff is accusing fellow entrepreneur Jop de Bondt of stealing her idea of the ‘strapless’ flip flop. Van der Werff achieved national fame with her Bandajanas- slippers: flip flops without a strap. Instead, the sole only has three tabs, through which you can tie your own straps. This way each slipper is […]

Dec
10
2015

Flip flop

Flip flops are the landmark of the summer. Hugely popular are the colourful ones by Havaianas. And to be honest, its flip flops are also the best. Havaianas protected the flip flop in the European Union as a three-dimensional mark: the flip flop with Havaianas on the straps. Recently, a competitor challenged the validity of […]

Jun
6
2011

Flip-flopping fight

Flip-flop giant Havaianas filed an opposition against the European application Bahianas. This application has been formed by the Brasilian sambatown Bahia and the suffix nas. Probably, Bahianas had a good look at the trademark Havaianas before launching their mark. Will the copying of an idea (geographical indication plus NAS) be sufficient to constitute trademark infringement? […]