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Jun
6
2018

H&M against H&C

It is a standard rule in trademark law that the consumer focuses on words in a trademark. Words, with the exception of very descriptive words, are often the dominant part of trademarks. If there is a logo, does it make sense to register this logo if the word is still dominant? Yes, usually there are […]

Mar
12
2018

H&M sued by graffiti artist

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Fashion chain H&M has taken a graffiti artist to court over a copyright dispute. The Swedish retail giant, has filed a complaint for declaratory judgment after being threatened with legal action over its use of graffiti art in a marketing campaign. Graffiti artist Jason Williams threatened H&M with legal action after it featured an image of […]

Nov
17
2017

adidas wins 20-year stripe battle

adidas wins 20-year stripe battle

Finally. After twenty years, the trademark battle between H&M and adidas is over. The court in The Hague has decided that the Swedish fashion chain has infringed on adidas’ three-stripe brand. The German sports giant sued H&M over the fact that they had been selling clothing with two parallel stripes over the side of the […]

Oct
30
2017

A Classixx infringement case

A Classixx infringement case

A Los Angeles pop duo, is suing fashion retail chain H&M over the use of their band name on t-shirts. Classixx, an LA dance-pop duo, make upbeat, metropolitan music that seems to flourish in shopping malls. But not only in shopping malls, but also in shops, so it seems. Apparently, Swedish fashion giant H&M has […]

Nov
18
2016

Mischief

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Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz has lost a law suit over the word “Chief”. Printing it on a jumper proved to be a no-go. H&M have been ordered by the court to pay financial compensation to Jeans Centre, for infringing upon Jeans Centre’s trademark on the word “Chief”. The Swedish fashion retailer was selling a jumper […]

Dec
15
2015

Selfmade selfie

As a large and popular fashion brand you have to monitor all fashion trends. When the designer department has noticed a trend or gets inspired, it is their heavy task to translate these trends as soon as possible in wearable outfits. H & M is a very popular brand with fashionable clothing and therefore very […]

Jun
9
2011

Swedish trademarks

Markmatters.com / Knijff Trademark Attorneys is attending the annual ECTA Conference in Stockholm this week (Say hi when you run in to us!). Sweden is a beautiful country and Stockholm an amazing city. The country is not only keen on design, it is also home of some of the bigger brands of the world: IKEA, […]