BBC World service business report: Nike’s Converse law suit against competitors

BBC world service
BBC World service business report: Nike’s Converse law suit against competitors

About this podcast

BBC world serviceCrefovi’s founding and managing partner, Annabelle Gauberti, was interviewed by the BBC World Service on Nike’s Converse lawsuits filed against 31 of its competitors on 14 October 2014.

Watch the interview, by the BBC World Service, here, to learn more about trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, under US law.

Can Converse and Nike successfully enforce their intellectual property rights and ownership rights on the look and form of the ‟Chuck Taylor” shoe?

How can they prove that these design and look belong to them and are not ‟generic”?

Do they have a fair probability of success, at these trials?

You will have answers to these questions by watching this interview!

In addition, if you want to know more about your legal rights, as a fashion designer, global brand, distributor, agent or competitor, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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A global network

Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each commercial transaction and come back, deal after deal, to be advised by them.

While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.

The team has therefore established an extensive international network of creative industries’ contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.

Indeed, Crefovi’s lawyers are very well connected in the world of the creative industries, attending, and participating to discussion panels at, on a regular basis, each session of the professional trade shows such as CESWeb SummitDLD & Slush, Midem, as well as the Cannes film festival and EFM and the Berlinale.

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