Archive | November, 2012

Chicago Fashion Law Update and The John Marshall Law School Fashion Law Society Supports Chicago Designers!

7 Nov

Chicago Fashion Law Update and The John Marshall Law School Supports Chicago Designers!

Check out the newest designers at the AIBI Made In Chicago Store on Grand Ave in Downtown Chicago.

Illinois Federal Court Awards Coach $257 million dollars in damages!

3 Nov

Beginning in 2009, Coach began the daunting task of going after businesses that counterfeited and profited off of its established, famous leather and printed canvas bags and goods. In the process, Coach went after everyone, even online outlets to protect its trademark. Their efforts, however, are really starting to pay off!  Today, Coach announced that an Illinois Federal Court awarded the company $257 million dollars in damages, as well as the rights to 573 Internet domain names containing the word Coach and that sold counterfeit bags. Although the damages may never come back to the company, the ruling is a symbolic demonstration that the courts will enforce and protect companies efforts.

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Natalie Laczek