A dress to impress


American fashion label Halston claims that Calvin Klein has violated its copyright by copying three designs for dresses. Everything revolves around three dresses of which Halston stated that Calvin Klein has copied them indiscriminately. It concerns a black knee-height dress [...]

A dress to impress2018-11-20T11:16:56+01:00

Calvin no luck


Defensive trademarks are sometimes the subject of discussion. Should trademark law be used in order to maximize protection, while often there is no intention to use the trademark as filed? Defensive trademarks are rewarding though, especially in Europe where the [...]

Calvin no luck2015-06-30T06:31:57+02:00

Kalvin Clein


Sometimes counterfeit should be art, Jan-Dirk van der Burg must have thought. The Dutch photographer collected eleven items of counterfeit Calvin Klein underwear from all over the world, and made an impressive photo collection. The photos are set up as [...]

Kalvin Clein2019-02-12T11:43:59+01:00

The burden of being famous


After many years of procedural actions, there is finally a decision in the Irish opposition between the well known fashion brand Calvin Klein and calinkalin, a brand for (mainly) maternity wear. Calvin Klein argued that consumers could be confused. The [...]

The burden of being famous2014-08-14T06:47:41+02:00
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