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Primark threatened over legal action over ‘fake’ Veja trainers

Primark has been threatened with legal action after producing a ‘copycat’ version of Veja’s popular trainers. This is not the first time that Primark have been threatened by a footwear brand for selling ‘counterfeit’ trainers. Last year, Vans had filed a law suit in the US against Primark for allegedly copying the designs of their two iconic skater trainers. The French label, Veja is a popular choice for fashion bloggers, celebrities and influencers as one…
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A right old buff up for Butlers in the Buff

Just when you have made a resolution to concentrate on the major issues of the day, something comes along to distract your attention. Yes we are still talking about trade mark and brand issues but today its about a trade mark action brought by adult party brand Butlers in the Buff (BITB). According to the report in the Bristol Post the well-known business that has over 1000 men ‘on its books’ ready to serve cocktails…
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Chocs Away: Hotel Chocolat have gloves off with Waitrose

Supermarkets copying a successful original brand is not a new problem. Far from it. Research by Witch Magazine reveals that one in five shoppers had accidentally bought a supermarket version of their favourite brand while a investigation by the Consumer Group found that more than 150 supermarket own label products had “borrowed” elements from the packaging of branded competitors. they included McVitie’s Digestives, Kellogg’s Coco Pops, Radox bath gel and Jacob’s Cream Crackers. Increasingly supermarkets…
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