Retail chain Zara Home has been ordered to pay €7.500,- for copying a coat of arms that was created for a Dutch family. Belgian designer Patrick Damiaens sued the Spanish company after spotting his design in a decorative candle in a branch of Zara Home in France. A judge agreed that there were overwhelming similarities between his work […]
Zara has struck again. It is once again under over copyright infringement. The Spanish clothing chain has put a sweater on the shelves, that looks very much like a design by Belgian designer Cathy Franken. Many of the big fashion houses have seen similar versions of their designs pop up on the shelves of Zara. […]
Clothing chain Zara is being accused of stealing designs. LA illustrator, Tuesday Bassen, claims the fashion retailer has used several of her designs without permission. When Bassen discovered that Zara’s design showed a remarkable resemblance with her own, older, designs, she sent an angry letter. But instead of an apology Zara replied Bassed “did not have a […]
Markmatters.com is always on the lookout for trademark infringements. Even when visiting beautiful and warm Vienna for the Annual Marques 2015 conference. Wandering the city we came across a Sara store. Not a Zara store, but a Sara store. Dangerous name for a store, especially with the city crowded with trademark attorneys. Happy weekend!
MarkMatters.com is in France right now: wandering the streets looking for trademark infringements. And what caught our eye: Zapa! We stumbled upon a clothing store named Zapa. Not Zara, but Zapa. We noticed it earlier in 2013, but it remains remarkable. The whole look and feel of the store and the stylish name reminds us […]