Chanel Seeks Permanent Injunction Against WGACA

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Jasmine Jesty

The public legal dispute between luxury brand Chanel and luxury reseller What Goes Around Comes Around (“WGACA”) continues with Chanel seeking a permanent injunction that WGACA argues is too broad. As previously reported, a New York jury previously awarded Chanel a US$4 million verdict against WGACA for sales of

Artistic Value may Prevent Protection of the Vespa Shape as a Trade Mark in Italy

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Jasmine Jesty

The Italian Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing whether the Vespa shape, already protected under copyright, was precluded from registration as a 3D mark. According to the Court, a shape’s artistic value usually confers substantial value which prohibits trade mark registration under Italian law.

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