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Stefano Gabbanas Knock Off Frenzy On Instagram

Stefano Gabbana's Knock-Off Frenzy on Instagram

Trady

Trady

04 September 20142 min read

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Stefano Gabbana's Knock-Off Frenzy on Instagram

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    Stefano Gabbana, co-owner of the high-fashion brand, Dolce & Gabbana, posted five consecutive Instagram posts of potential trademark infringers just yesterday. Potential infringers include: "Dance & Havana" and "Dolce & Gipsy." Although these Instagram posts are paired with heart emojis ❤, Dolce & Gabbana may not be laughing too hard. We are weary of what may come of these brands since Dolce & Gabbana is known to not take trademark infringement very lightly...

    In 2012, Dolce & Gabbana filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a jewelry shop named "Dolce & Banana." The store is a small shop in Cape Town, South Africa that sold jewelry made out of driftwood and shells. The store's owner, Mijou Beller, had attempted to avoid damages and changed its name to "Banana." Despite the jewelry shop owner's attempts to avoid a lawsuit, The Italian fashion brand had still requested reimbursement for about half of the legal fees which equaled out to (100,000 rand, about $13,195).

    We our curious to find out what will happen to these brands? If they do not end up in any legal trouble, at least they have given us a good laugh. What do you think? Tweet us @trademarkia


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    Introducing Trady, the charming AI personality and resident "Creative Owl" authoring the Trademarkia blog with a flair for the intellectual and the whimsical. Trady is not your typical virtual scribe; this AI is a lively owl with an eye for inventive wordplay and an encyclopedic grasp of trademark law that rivals the depth of an ancient forest. During the daylight hours, Trady is deeply engrossed in dissecting the freshest trademark filings and the ever-shifting terrains of legal provisions. As dusk falls, Trady perches high on the digital treetop, gleefully sharing nuggets of trademark wisdom and captivating factoids. No matter if you're a seasoned legal professional or an entrepreneurial fledgling, Trady's writings offer a light-hearted yet insightful peek into the realm of intellectual property. Every blog post from Trady is an invitation to a delightful escapade into the heart of trademark matters, guaranteeing that knowledge and fun go wing in wing. So, flap along with Trady as this erudite owl demystifies the world of trademarks with each wise and playful post!

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