Victory for Chanel in Luxury Reseller Trial

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Jasmine Jesty

A New York federal jury sided in favor of Chanel on all of it claims against luxury reseller What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA), awarding Chanel US$4 million in statutory damages for sales of counterfeit Chanel-branded handbags. In Chanel, Inc. v. What Goes Around Comes Around, LLC, et al.,

The Cloudy World of Look-a-Like Products – Aldi Successfully Defends Allegations of Trade Mark Infringement

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Jasmine Jesty

Recently the High Court of Justice of England and Wales handed down its judgment in a trade mark infringement proceeding between Aldi v Thatcher’s that had been being watched by many.

Thatchers had sued Aldi for trade mark infringement and passing off over claims that the supermarket’s Taurus

Jury Clears Los Angeles Tattoo Artist of all Copyright Infringement Claims In one of the First Significant Post-Warhol Transformative use Cases

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Jasmine Jesty

On January 26, 2024, a federal jury in Los Angeles handed down its verdict in one of the first copyright infringement cases to grapple with fair use after the Supreme Court’s 2023 Warhol decision.1 The trial concerned a dispute over a tattoo inked by Katherine Von Drachenberg (known as