Date
27 July 2017
MOISELLE has been accused of using a pattern on dresses, coats, photo frames and decorations that highly resembles the design of Hermès’ latest release of leaf pattern fabrics. Photos: Wikipedia, Apple Daily
MOISELLE has been accused of using a pattern on dresses, coats, photo frames and decorations that highly resembles the design of Hermès’ latest release of leaf pattern fabrics. Photos: Wikipedia, Apple Daily

Hermès sues MOISELLE over copyright infringement

French luxury handbag maker Hermès has filed a lawsuit against fashion brand MOISELLE, which is owned by Moiselle International Holdings Ltd. (00130.HK), for allegedly infringing its copyright by using a pattern on dresses, coats, photo frames and decorations that highly resembles the design of Hermès’ latest release of leaf pattern fabrics, Apple Daily reported on Friday.

Holding Testile Hermès SAS, a subsidiary of Hermès International SCA, was understood to have filed the case at the High Court on Wednesday.

According to the writ, the pattern was codenamed C053T096IA and has three color combinations, namely blue and black, red, blue and white, and red and black.

The French brand has reportedly taken pictures of the products in question at MOISELLE shops in Central, Harbour City and Hankow Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, and Festival City in Kowloon Tong.

Hermès is understood to have asked MOISELLE to hand in or destroy all the relevant products in two weeks’ time, while the latter was also requested to release relevant sales figures and make additional compensations under the Copyright Ordinance.

Both Hermès and MOISELLE could not be reached for comments on the matter.

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