IP in the Fashion Industry

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Although IPRs tend to be associated to technological industries, companies operating in the fashion and related industries also benefit from them. IPR protection is the cornerstone to fight against piracy and counterfeiting, preventing free riding of your commercial and innovative efforts.

Unregistered Designs

Laranjon is a European SME devoted to the fashion industry operating from Italy. The marketing department of the company launched the new spring-summer campaign. New merchandising was created for this purpose, including a pen with a new, stylish and very attractive design for promotional purposes.

Upon internal consultation with their in-house legal staff, Laranjon decided to proceed as usual and not register the pen’s design created by its team.

Design protection in Peru

Lope & James SPRL, a Belgian prêt-à-porter company launched its collection ‘Montagnes’ which contains a 2-D monogram incorporated into textiles produced on an industrial scale. As the small company is based in Europe, it relies on the Unregistered Community Design. Therefore, it did not register the design neither in Belgium nor in the EU. The company rightly relied that its right comes into existence automatically after the first disclosure of the design to the public in the EU and thus giving the owner the right to prevent unauthorised copying of the design.

Protecting video games in Mexico

RedSquare, a video game company headquartered in France, created the now famous psychological horror game “Visage” back in 2017. After having succeeded in French- and English-speaking countries, the company decided to have the script translated into Spanish in order to launch the game in Spain and Mexico as pilot countries to test the market in Spanish-speaking countries.

Idea-expression dichotomy in Ecuador

Sam and Daisy, two young French artists, started negotiations with Cherryland, a well-known Ecuadorian company that organizes outdoors activities.

The parties held several meetings in Quito and after analysing the whole portfolio, Cherryland’s representatives selected eight of the plays, which were all previously registered before the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Office (IEPI). But finally, the Latin-American company only bought the rights of three of them and asked to adapt another one for a new project.

Due Diligence de PI

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La Due Diligence es una herramienta esencial para la gestión de la Propiedad Intelectual, ya sea para adquirir nuevos activos o para tomar decisiones estratégicas acerca de sus Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual. Este Factsheet le ayudará a conocer qué es una Due Diligence, sus principales utilidades así como aquellos puntos clave a tener en cuenta a la hora de llevarla a cabo.