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No uphill battle for Dunhill

2019-09-16T10:47:55+02:00

British luxury brand Alfred Dunhill has been awarded 10 million yuan (US$1.44 million) in damages on Wednesday after a 'groundbreaking' decision by a Chinese court found a local rival guilty of trademark infringement and unfair competition practice. Danhuoli had originally [...]

No uphill battle for Dunhill2019-09-16T10:47:55+02:00

Pandora’s box

2019-09-18T08:18:34+02:00

Music services Pandora is under attack by a range of artists and publishers, including Tom Petty, The Beach Boys, The Doors and others. Wixen, a music publisher that represents The Beach Boys, Tom Petty, The Doors and Weezer, amongst others, [...]

Pandora’s box2019-09-18T08:18:34+02:00

Lego Wars

2019-08-20T11:36:42+02:00

The Chinese police raided a factory in the city of Shenzen, where fake LEGO was said to have been produced and sold for millions of euros. "In October 2018, the police discovered that Lepin building blocks offered for sale were [...]

Lego Wars2019-08-20T11:36:42+02:00

Sad face

2019-08-20T10:45:24+02:00

Chinese company Xiaomi is going to release a new smartphone with a surprising new feature. 3D emoji that look just like you. Xiaomi has even come up with a very original name: Mimoji. The link with Apple's memoji's is quite [...]

Sad face2019-08-20T10:45:24+02:00

Véjà-vu

2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Sometimes, copycats make it easy to spot where they got their inspiration. This is low-cost retail chain Primark's attempt to ride the coattails of Veja's reputation. Veja's shoe is the one on the right, in case you didn't notice. Of [...]

Véjà-vu2019-07-16T11:15:25+02:00

Strings attached

2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Gibson, the iconic guitar brand, has accused Dean Guitars of infringing on seven of its copyrighted designs, including the body shape of the Flying V. Explorer, SG and ES models in addition to the Dove Wing headstock design, the Moderne [...]

Strings attached2019-07-17T08:21:47+02:00

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows

2019-06-20T10:06:41+02:00

Brooke Shields, famous for the Blue Lagoon, has filed a lawsuit against makeup company Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers who she claims have infringed her famous eyebrows. Charlotte Tilbury and its related retailers are alleged to have profited off [...]

Copying Brooke Shield’s eyebrows2019-06-20T10:06:41+02:00

Not so belle

2019-06-19T08:31:09+02:00

Louis Vuitton is taking two Chinese shoemakers to court for allegedly copying the design of its popular Archlight sneakers. The French fashion house is suing Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear — both subsidiaries of Chinese shoe giant Belle [...]

Not so belle2019-06-19T08:31:09+02:00

Wrath of the Maiden

2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Hard rock band Iron Maiden has launched a USD 2.000.000 trademark suit against the makers of video game Ion Maiden. According to the band, the game’s title causes confusion among customers through its near-identical appearance to the Iron Maiden trademark, [...]

Wrath of the Maiden2019-06-19T08:23:47+02:00

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art

2019-06-19T08:22:21+02:00

Artist Ai Weiwei is taking Volkswagen to court for copyright infringement, after the company published a magazine advertisement for the car VW Polo in 2017 that featured one of his art installations as a backdrop. Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist [...]

Volkswagen’s illegal use of art2019-06-19T08:22:21+02:00
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