IP News – Fashion and Fraud

A new study from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) found that the rate at which young people in the 27-member bloc are intentionally buying counterfeits is on the rise. In a report documenting the findings of a survey of individuals between...

Trademark Dispute Case Study ASOS

ASOS is to pay £20.2 million in cash to two European retailers in order to settle trademark infringement disputes over its name. German menswear brand Anson’s Herrenhaus filed its first complaint over the alleged infringement in 2010 and Swiss cyclewear manufacturer...

How NOT TO deliver a Cease and Desist letter

One of the biggest fashion magazines in the world is threatening to sue a pub in a tiny Cornish hamlet because they share the same name – and it claims this could confuse its readers. Condé Nast, the owner of Vogue magazine, has sent a cease and desist letter to...