May 2, 2022

Dubbed as the Instagram “it” bag in 2016, Cult Gaia’s “Ark” bag design was recently refused trademark registration in the United States following the brand’s five-year battle to obtain registration for the design of its bag. Read more>>

February 10, 2021

On December 9, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) in Group III International Ltd v Travelway Group International Ltd, 2020 FCA 210, held that a trademark registration is a defence to damages during the period that it is registered, even if it is later invalidated. Read more>>

January 25, 2021

On December 14, 2020, Adidas filed an opposition with the United States Patent and Trademarks Trial and Appeal Board against Thom Browne Inc.’s US trademark applications for a red, white, and blue parallel stripe for use on footwear, on the grounds of likelihood of confusion and dilution by blurring. Read more>>

November 30, 2020

In early 2019, the beauty and skincare brand Glossier Inc. filed two trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office relating to the packaging of its goods – one for its pink-lined boxes, and the other for its pink bubble wrap pouches. Read more>>

September 25, 2020

Live-stream shopping platforms have become popular globally. With the increase in live shopping comes questions with respect to the various implications that this new form of shopping can have on e-commerce, intellectual property, and consumer protection laws. Read more>>

December 31, 2019

Though the decade may be coming to an end, the number of fashion-related legal battles have not. Below are some of the most noteworthy intellectual property lawsuits that have occurred in the fashion industry over the last ten years. Read more>>

June 14, 2017

Although there is no shortage of counterfeit products on the market, it is not everyday that a high fashion designer sues your local flea market. Recently, Louis Vuitton reportedly filed a lawsuit against Dr. Flea’s Flea Market for intentionally selling a handbag that was evidently in violation of Canadian trademark and copyright laws. Read more>>