In a lengthy opinion resulting from nearly four years of litigation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found on June 14, 2016 that Netherlands-based Schutte Bagclosures Inc. (“Schutte”) did not infringe any trademark rights Kwik Lok Corporation (“Kwik Lok”) held in connection with the shape of plastic bag closures. The court further held that Kwik Lok’s claimed trademark rights were invalid because the shape of the closure was “functional” and therefore could not be claimed as a trademark by Kwik Lok.
The CFDA Fashion Awards recognize extraordinary design excellence in: womenswear, menswear, accessories, as well as accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement. The awards have been held annually since 1981 and they have been held in collaboration with Swarovski for the past 15 years.
This year’s Awards were held at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York with Joel McHale hosting and wearing a tuxedo designed by our menswear client David Hart. HBA Partner Douglas Hand attended the event with Mr. Hart and was dressed by him as well. The room was filled with designers, celebrities and fashion insiders and the CFDA once again did an excellent job coordinating and producing the event.
HBA Founding Partner Douglas Hand will speak at the Luxury law Summit in London on Tuesday May 17, 2016. The conference is being held at The Four Seasons Park Lane. He will be a part of a panel titled, “The art of the deal: routes to international growth” he will be join by Christopher Yu, Managing Director of United Perfumes and Robert Ferrell, Director of PMG Fashion & Brands. READ MORE