Barberry’s

Burberry - Barberry'sYou 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, with the name “Barberry’s”. First thing that comes to mind (of course): Burberry.

Let’s make it into the form of a trademark attorney’s exam question: Can the owner of the Burberry trademarks successfully act against the use (and possible registration) of the name BARBERRY’S for the services of a barber/hairdresser?

Send us an email and please use the following words in your answer: “confusion”, “exclusive right”, “reputation”, “hair” and “scissors”.

Erwin Hauër

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