Law à la Mode: Falling foul of China’s trademark system; Retailers need to prepare for the new EU Data Protection Regulation; and New developments in the framework of the copyright protection of handbags

China's Trademark System

Law à la Mode

Law à la Mode

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DLA Piper's Fashion, Retail and Design Group is delighted to bring you the latest issue of Law à la Mode, which has been edited by our Italian colleagues.

It goes without saying that the fashion and design sector has, and always will, face intellectual property issues. We look at the most recent and significant reforms to intellectual property law in the UK; give you an insight in to the challenges of international trademark applications in China; the Turkish perspective on the protection of slogans under trademark law; as well as an update on the developments in the framework of the copyright protection of handbags in Belgium.

If you have any comments please get in touch with the Fashion, Retail and Design group at fashion@dlapiper.com

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In this issue

  • Falling foul of China’s trademark system
    2 FEB 2015

    Fashion brand owners entering China are generally well aware of the myriad of brand protection challenges awaiting them. One such challenge is China’s rigid first-to-file trademark system, which is blamed for the problem of brand piracy in China, where unrelated third parties register trademarks which are copies or imitations of well-known brands.

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  • How to protect your business from customer insolvency
    2 FEB 2015

    In the second article in our series on risk and opportunity in the fashion retail sector, Rob Russell and Peter Manley assess one of the most prominent areas of risk for suppliers − the insolvency of a trade customer/retailer.

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  • Retailers need to prepare for the new EU Data Protection Regulation
    2 FEB 2015

    By now, everyone has heard of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation that is expected to replace the current Data Protection Directive, which dates from 1995. The key innovative provisions in the Regulation will significantly affect online fashion retailers by widening the territorial scope of EU data protection laws.

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  • New developments in the framework of the copyright protection of handbags
    2 FEB 2015

    In a recent judgment concerning a dispute between Jean Cassegrain S.A.S (Longchamp) and a Belgian reseller of leather handbags, the Court of Appeal of Ghent denied copyright protection to Jean Cassegrain’s handbag “Le Pliage,” serial number 1623, created and commercialized since 1993.

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