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May
20
2016

EPI-c Victory

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Louis Vuitton was victorious in a recent Taiwanese trademark infringement case, and received quite a remarkable ruling. The French luxury fashion house sued Yi Ze Tian International Co., Ltd., parent company to fashion brand, iki2, stating it was selling bags that bore Louis Vuitton’s EPI trademark. At the district court level Louis Vuitton lost, but appeal the […]

Apr
22
2016

Classy crib

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It’s almost weekend. Time to get those household chores done, like painting your house. Are you wondering how you can give your house that little bit of extra class? Well, here is a special Friday tip from your friends at Markmatters. Buy some brown and gold paint:

Apr
20
2016

Chewy Vuitton

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Fashion brand Louis Vuitton is suing a Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant for trademark infringement. Yes, a Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant. Question: What does “tongdak” mean in Korean? Anyone? Answer: it means “whole chicken”. That’s why a Korean restaurant owner thought it was funny to brand his chicken: “Louis Vuitton Dak”. Ton-Dak. Get it? The restaurant owner also […]

Jan
27
2016

A major setbag

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Louis Vuitton has suffered a bit of a setback in the lawsuit it filed against canvas bag maker My Other Bag (“MOB”). A US Court held that MOB’s canvas bags, which replicate a number of particular Louis Vuitton bag styles and specific Louis Vuitton trademarks and copyrights are parodies. MOB created and has been selling designs […]

Apr
29
2015

Check mate?

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Louis Vuitton’s chequered pattern is under threat. The European General Court says the public sees the square design as ‘commonplace’, so it cannot be monopolised by Louis Vuitton. Vuitton’s signature chequered squares are not distinctive enough to serve as a trademark, the European General Court has ruled, following a challenge from German retailer Nanu-Nana. Consequently, the company […]

Nov
18
2014

Real or fake?

A Louis Vuitton handbag for few dollars is obviously a fake copy.  You can often recognize this fake items from a distance. But the pirates are now producing better knockoff copies than ever. Sometimes, the imitation is so well made that it is very difficult to distinguish it from the real ones. A difficult situation for […]

Aug
22
2014

Fake Friday

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Fake is sometimes difficult to spot. We IP attorneys have made a job out of spotting fake and counterfeit goods. But sometimes it is easy, even for us. Either because it is sooooo obvious: or because it just says so: TGIF: Have a nice weekend!

Jun
20
2012

Another Hangover (2)

We wrote a post earlier about Louis Vuitton’s law suit against Warner Brothers Entertainment, regarding the movie The Hangover: Part II. The luxury handbag maker claimed the use of a counterfeit Louis Vuitton bag in the movie constituted trademark infringement. One of the characters in the film has the line “Careful … that is a […]