25 September 2018

Burberry appeals China ban on trademark pattern, WSJ says

Burberry Plc. is appealing a decision by Chinese authorities to cancel the luxury retailer’s trademark for its signature beige-black-red pattern on leather goods, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Burberry’s trademark for its tartan pattern became invalid this month, the trademark office of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on its website. In February 2012, the agency received an application challenging Burberry’s trademark to the pattern and made its decision Nov. 13, the report said. It did not name the complainant. Meanwhile, Burberry said there is no change to its use or enforcement of its trademark across leather or any other products.


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