Fashion Law Conference (HKU) May 10, 2014

The University of Hong Kong organizes the conference ‘Charting the New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Protection of Fashion Brands and Designs’ May 10, 2014.  See the programme here.
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Geertje Hesseling’s thesis about Intellectual Property Rights in Fashion in China

Geertje Hesseling wrote an interesting Master’s thesis ‘Intellectutal Property rights in fashion in China and the knowledge of young Chinese designers on this topic‘ for Cultural Economics & Cultural Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She develops her thesis by testing the following hypotheses: H1. With stronger intellectual property rights law, China will attract more […]

Gregory Lions About Fakes: Fashion Brands Have Asked For It

Mr Gregory Lions, a former financial analyst for Dun & Bradstreet Inc., and currently the CEO of is ranting that fashion brands by asking “outrageous prices” have brought the trademark infringements problem upon themselves. “By pricing their wares in the stratosphere, designers are essentially causing the knock-off market to thrive. Women see these must […]

Italian Intelligence Service: “Chinese Hackers Steal Fashion Ideas”

John Philips of the Washington Times reports about the news of the Italian domestic intelligence service that Chinese hackers were after the ideas of fashion houses in order to counterfeit them. Of course, one should make a distinction between ideas (can not be protected using IPRs) and their expressions (can be protected using IPRs). I […]