Article of the week #2: Design rights in Poland

Article of the week #2: Design rights in Poland

The Act of 30th June 2000 – Industrial Property Law (OJ 2013.1410 dated 29 November 2013, as amended) (further ‘IPL’) was amended lately to make the Polish design law more attractive for the applicants. Poland is a member of the European Union and, in general, Polish...

Trademark infringement suit filed against L.L. Bean

Utah-based retailer of outdoor and mountaineering gear has filed a federal lawsuit against L.L. Bean, alleging that its recent marketing campaign slogan, “Be an Outsider,” infringes on a trademark registered in August. Alfwear, which sells outdoor clothing under the...

Strange vs. Strainge: Tech N9ne lawsuit aims to end confusion

In 1999, Kanas City rap artist Tech N9ne (real name is Aaron Dontez Yates) created a record label called Strange Music. In 2016, 22-year-old Elliot Grainge created a record label called Strainge Entertainment LLC. Today, in U.S. District Court for the Western District...
The Supreme Court rejects Louis Vuitton’s appeal request

The Supreme Court rejects Louis Vuitton’s appeal request

The fight between high-end designer handbag maker Louis Vuitton and Los Angeles based tote bag maker My Other Bag has been dragging on for years, with neither side backing down from litigation. Tara Martin is the CEO of My Other Bag and suggests the purpose of the...
Settlement reached in Coachella and Urban Outfitters case

Settlement reached in Coachella and Urban Outfitters case

Earlier this year, we reported that Coachella had filed a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters for trademark infringement, with Urban Outfitters allegedly profiting from the festival by aligning itself through marketing efforts. The case was a controversial one and widely...