Trademark


Burberry Wins $180 Million in Fight Against Counterfeit Websites

Burberry Logo

New York—Just a few weeks after Hermès was awarded $100 million in an online counterfeiting claim, a U.S. District Court judge … [Read more...]

Hermès Awarded $100 Million in Fight Against Online Fakes

Hermes Birkin

New York—French luxurygoods house Hermès International SCA won $100 million in damages against dozens of websites selling … [Read more...]

Its Transition Well Underway, PPR Expects “Better” 2012

YVES SAINT LAURENT SPRING 2012

Paris—Reporting that its 2011 profits rose 2.3% as it transitioned out of lower end retail, PPR, parent to Gucci, Bottega Veneta … [Read more...]

Deckers, NY Retailer Settle Dispute over Fake UGGs

The real deal: authentic UGG Australia boots

Goleta, CA—For shoppers who go to Dr. Jay’s, an 18-store urban apparel and footwear specialty store based in New York City, forget … [Read more...]

Louis Vuitton Sues Over Fake Handbag in “Hangover II”

Headed for trouble: the lead characters, including one with a fake Louis Vuitton, head for Thailand in Warner Bros.' hit flim, "The Hangover: Part II

New York--Whether it's real life or reel life, Louis Vuitton is fighting counterfeit versions of its handbags.The French … [Read more...]

Book Details How Fake Bags Fuel Terrorism

Educate yourself as to where $$$'s go when you buy a fake handbag

New York--Amid the shocking news on Thursday that Marc Jacobs had his entire Spring 2012 fashion collection stolen in a train … [Read more...]

Urban Outfitters Renames “Navajo” Items after Causing Offense

This Urban Outfitters flask is now called "printed" instead of "Navajo"

Flagstaff, AZ--When an ethnic group becomes a fashion adjective, prepare for backlash.There’s a current fashion trend that is … [Read more...]

Family Feud: Italian Jeweler Sues Designer Laura Buccellatti for Misuse of Family Name

Laura Buccellati surrounded by exotic skin handbags from her namesake collection, now the subject of a legal dispute.

New York–Laura Buccellati, grandniece of famed jeweler Mario Buccellati, is the target of a lawsuit charging her and her handbag … [Read more...]

Australian Police Seize $1 Million in Counterfeit Handbags, Footwear

Flea market find: More than $1 million of counterfeit handbags and footwear (Photo: New South Wales Police Dept.)

Sydney, Australia—Australian police and officers from the Trademark Investigation Services seized Sunday more than $1 million … [Read more...]

NY Police Arrest Man for Selling Cardboard Fake Handbags

A genuine Burberry cross body handbag, not to be confused with cardboard replicas sold in Chinatown funeral supply stores.

New York—If you don’t believe New York City law enforcement isn’t cracking down on counterfeit designer luxurygoods, just ask Wing … [Read more...]

Judge Delays Decision in Louboutin Trademark Dispute

Christian Louboutin pumps with signature red soles

New York—Christian Louboutin may get a second chance to protect its trademark red sole shoes which a federal judge in New York … [Read more...]

Court Rejects Louboutin’s Soleful Claims

Christian Louboutin glitter shoe with the brand's signature red sole

New York—In a first round loss in its trademark battle over its red-soled footwear, Christian Louboutin SA lost out on an … [Read more...]