Author Archives: Helena Hill

GCRC StyleCounsel Interview: John Ireland, John Ireland & Co

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StyleCounsel is the GCRC’s latest sector that focuses on the fashion, retail and lifestyle industries.  Enter the StyleCounsel community to read the latest interviews with GCs from some of the leading companies in the world. Last month, Helena Hill caught up with John Ireland at Electric House in Notting Hill, who talked about the creative industries, working for Alan Sugar, football ... Read More »

GCRC Interview: Nick Fenner, Partner at TLT Solicitors

StyleCounsel is the GCRC’s latest sector that will be focusing on fashion and retail law. Enter the StyleCounsel community to read the latest interviews with GCs of some of the leading companies in the world. Read our exclusive interview with Nick Fenner, Partner at TLT Solicitors, who talks about strategies for retail success, brand protection and social media.    What ... Read More »

Lastest News – LVMH and Google trademark case

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LVMH and Google have agreed to work together to combat the sale of online counterfeit goods. The agreement follows almost 10 years of litigation over complaints by LVMH that Google Adwords service was enabling counterfeiters to sell their products on the back of LVMH brands. Google says it will honour valid complaints from brand owners and restrict their rivals’ use of trademarked keywords in ... Read More »

It’s a match

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Ralph Lauren has entered the world of wearable technology. Ball boys at this year’s US open are testing out Ralph Lauren’s new nylon athletic shirt with the Ralph Lauren polo pony emblazoned on the front.  The shirt marks the first item of tech apparel to be introduced by a mainstream fashion label. Mr. Lauren, the executive vice president for advertising, marketing and corporate communications ... Read More »

Thomas Pink wins trademark case against Victoria’s Secret

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Thomas Pink wins trademark case against Victoria’s Secret Last week the High Court of Justice ruled that Victoria’s Secret PINK  secondary line had infringed Thomas Pink’s trademark PINK. The court held that the average customer was likely to be confused by the PINK signs and that the luxury shirt marker’s reputation could be risked by Victoria’s Secret’s “sexy, mass market appeal”. ... Read More »

StyleCounsel – Latest News

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Last week, we held our StyleCounsel launch party, Pimms, Pumps and Pinstripes at our Sponsor, TLT’s offices in Central London. The purpose of this event was to bring together in-house lawyers from the Retail, Fashion and Luxury Goods Industry to establish the key issues faced within the sector for our future themed panel events and conference later this year. Read More »

GCRC StyleCounsel – John Miller, Toni & Guy

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StyleCounsel is the GCRC’s latest sector that will be focusing on luxury goods, retail cosmetics and fashion law. Enter the StyleCounsel community to read the latest interviews with GCs of some of the leading companies in the world. Read our exclusive interview with John Miller, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Toni & Guy, who talks about Technology, London ... Read More »

Feeling a little self-Indulgent?

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3D printing technology company iMakr has installed a scanning booth on the Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols that can scan a plastic cast of your head or body then make a chocolate mold from the figurine. For more information, visit the Harvey Nichols website. Read More »

Interview with Alice Darwall, French Connection (Part 1)

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StyleCounsel is the GCRC’s latest sector that will be focusing on luxury goods, retail and fashion law. Enter the StyleCounsel community to read the latest interviews with GCs of some of the leading companies in the world. Read out first exclusive interview with Alice Darwall, Group General Counsel at French Connection Group, who talks about ecommerce, globalisation and counterfeiting. (Interview ... Read More »