Community Trademarks and Italian Protection of Well-Known Names: The Elio Fiorucci Case

The decision handed out on July 5, 2011, by the European Court of Justice, in case C-263/09 , is the latest stage of the hard-fought dispute between the Japanese multinational company Edwin and the well-known Italian fashion designer Elio Fiorucci, over both the registration and use of the names...

Canada Fashion Law - Mon Dieu: Canada est Bilingue!

By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP It's a good thing that old Montreal is so darned charming because doing business there can cause some retailers a headache! When launching a product or business in Canada it is important to remember that Canada is a bilingual country. And it can be a PR and...