Fashion faux pas: How Weibo tripped up a leading luxury brand in France

On 25th April 2018, a Chinese customer who was queuing outside the Balenciaga concession in the famous Parisian retailer Le Printemps complained about people jumping the queue. Her son, who came to her defence, was allegedly violently struck to the ground by security guards. Shortly after, Chinese witnesses to the incident were asked to leave by  …

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KitKat or just another “four trapezoidal bars aligned on a rectangular base”?

Chocolates – a personal matter, where we all have our individual preferences. Whether it be Cadbury’s Dairy Milk or Snickers, Nestle’s KitKat has always been one of the nation’s favourites. However, a recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), held that this lunchbox snack staple does not merit trademark protection. But why isn’t  …

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Defamation Down Under

Everyone has Googled themselves at some point. But few do so and find that their search results link them to the criminal underworld… A recent case heard by Australia’s highest court considered what responsibility Google has for the search results it produces. An Australian Milorad Trkulja found that Google searches for Melbourne criminal underworld photographs  …

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