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WWD: Someone on your turf – Fashion victim to trademark squatting
Fashion & Business / IP / legal / Trademarks / US Fashion / US Law

WWD: Someone on your turf – Fashion victim to trademark squatting

Cybersquatting is the “abusive registration of trademarks as domain names”. Imagine you were a growing brand and wanted to expand your scope to the cyber world. You look to register your brand, and you see that the website already exists, with your trademark, and it seems to exist for no real purpose. You are a … Continue reading

Emerging triumphant from the rubble – Toronto flexes its fashion muscles with four successful fashion events
Fashion & Business

Emerging triumphant from the rubble – Toronto flexes its fashion muscles with four successful fashion events

As we all know, Toronto Fashion Week slammed its doors shut and packed it things last summer. And, in the last six weeks, Toronto did not produce one fashion week. Let me clarify that, Toronto did not produce one OFFICIAL fashion week but managed to pull off four different events that gave Canadian designers a … Continue reading

Vanity Fair: How the Fashion and Beauty Industries Are Honoring International Women’s Day
Fashion & Business / US and Canada

Vanity Fair: How the Fashion and Beauty Industries Are Honoring International Women’s Day

Throughout history, fashion has been reflective of political climates and social movements. Today, on International Women’s Day, the industry has been no different as corporations including Gucci, LVMH, Rebecca Minkoff, Lela Rose, Eileen Fisher, Calvin Klein, and many more are acknowledging gender inequality and honoring women’s rights through social media and beyond. With today’s social … Continue reading

Financial Post: BCBG Max Azria to close Canadian stores as company files for bankruptcy
Fashion & Business / legal / US and Canada

Financial Post: BCBG Max Azria to close Canadian stores as company files for bankruptcy

Every day I pass by the enormous sale signs flooding the BCBG location at 68th and Broadway and think to myself, “what a shame”. I can take no solace in Canada either where all 51 stores are closing. BCBG Max Group’s Canadian affiliate has also filed for voluntary reorganization proceedings under the Canadian Bankruptcy and … Continue reading

The Globe and Mail: Holt Renfrew’s Alexandra Weston turns her focus to sustainable Canadian fashion
Canadian Fashion

The Globe and Mail: Holt Renfrew’s Alexandra Weston turns her focus to sustainable Canadian fashion

“Alexandra Weston, Holt Renfrew’s director of brand and creative strategy, has curated a collection featuring ethically manufactured fare from Canadian designers”. Where the Canadian retail market is overwhelmed with U.S. and international brands, it is exciting to see Canada’s own Holt Renfrew celebrating Canadian talent and sourcing from within.  Source: Holt Renfrew’s Alexandra Weston turns … Continue reading

Chanel knocks Paris Fashion Week out of this world
Paris Fashion Week

Chanel knocks Paris Fashion Week out of this world

Leave it to the iconic and fabulous Mr. Karl Lagerfeld to have us seeing stars…and planets. Reminiscent (vaguely) of the Apollo 11 launch, fashion lovers gathered around their screens to get first glimpses of Chanel’s Fall 2017 Collection. The accessories were genuinely other worldly with glitter boots and rocket shaped bags. With Elton John’s “Rocket Man” … Continue reading