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Luxury Products and Fashion

China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd (SEHK: 3818), a leading international sportswear brand enterprise based in China, advised as an investor in a consortium that bought the Point Roberts Resort Marina, located at Point Roberts, Washington just south of Vancouver, British Columbia

Magi Enterprises (Kookai) in a range of intellectual property protection and enforcement matters including a Federal Court litigation regarding a claim of infringement of a registered design. In addition, advise Magi Enterprises globally on the KOOKAI trademark portfolio

LH Rubinacci, Italian luxury brand, (high quality tailors, with shops in Milan, Rome, Naples, New York and Tokyo) in relation to the renewal of the lease of their London shop in 96 Mount Street from Grosvenor Estates

Coty on numerous international licensing, collaboration, digital, product launch and M&A projects

Thomas Pink as global IP counsel, including managing the company’s entire global IP portfolio of trademarks and designs, advising on enforcement, litigation and licensing issues, and being primary outside counsel on marketing and advertising issues, e-commerce, contracts, collaborations, and other day-to-day legal matters. K&L Gates offices in London, Paris, Chicago, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Taiwan have advised the client to date

Zulily on trademark and copyright counseling and manage their global portfolio of Zulily-related marks.  In addition to clearance and prosecution work, we represent Zulily in both offensive and defensive disputes relating to trademarks and counsel the company regarding fair use

Pacific Bioscience Laboratories (Clarisonic) in its sale to L’Oréal

Represented Streetwear Apparel Group, LLC, Le Tigre, a JV between Vault Sportswear and Moes Wear, in connection with the licensing of the Le Tigre marks for the Women’s Collections.

We are representing Onia in its swimwear collaboration with WeWoreWhat. This collaboration set the 2019 record for highest social media product launch and did $2M is direct to consumer sales via the platform day one.

Represented Tango Hotel, a JV between the Cattan family group, Hilfiger family, Al Baseer Holly “Artist of Sight”, Rich Hilfiger “Artist of Sound”, and Stevie Williams  “Artist of Motion” in connection with various collaborations with: contemporary artist such as Jersey Joe “Rime”, Sean Sullivan “Layer Cake”, and Kevin Loung “YK Slanty”, Dave East, and Travis Scott. 

Neiman Marcus in a false discount pricing class action.  The case was dismissed by the district court, reversed by 9th Cir, and ultimately settled favorably

Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, OTB/Diesel/Maison Margiela/Marni, Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on global distribution strategy and antitrust compliance

ALPHAEON Corporation, a distributor of beauty, wellness, and lifestyle products and a subsidiary of private equity firm Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC (SCH), in its private placement of shares of Series A Preferred Stock. Led by Longitude Capital Management Co., LLC, the deal also included options to acquire shares of ALPHAEON Class A Common Stock from SCH

Polartec on their trademark and copyright portfolios. We also manage their clearance, prosecution, and enforcement work, including anti-counterfeiting counseling.  In addition, our team manages Polartec’s trademark licensing program, which includes thousands of licensees around the world

Ellestone Apparel LLP on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Monitane Holdings Limited, the parent company of the Fielding Group, a manufacturer and distributor of branded and own-label clothing supplying some of the UK’s leading retailers including Tesco, John Lewis, Asda and Marks & Spencer

Helly Hansen, a Norwegian producer of textiles and gear for sports and outdoor, on its worldwide IP rights, including its trademark, patent and enforcement matters

Natural Machines, Inc., a new generation kitchen appliance company that combines technology, food, art and design, on its Series A-1 Preferred Stock Offering fully subscribed by Hon Hai Precision Industry, Co. Ltd.  

Furla on international brand, design protection and infringement, promotions, website, social media platforms, and retail stores

Teadora, Inc. in connection with a convertible note financing round with angel investors. Teadora provides eco-chi, natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare products that are crafted with Brazilian Amazon Rainforest Superfruits

Seafolly, Australia's most recognized swimwear and women's beachwear fashion brand, in copyright infringement proceedings which have been issued in Australia, Canada and France as well as on brand protection

 Sanctuary Clothing LLC, a Los Angeles-based women’s fashion designer, for a buyout of Camuto Group, a 50% owner of the company

Mon Purse Pty Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of handbags and leather goods, in relation to capital raisings and corporate law advice

Represented Alexander McQueen when filing a trademark application for MCQUEEN which was opposed by Metropolitan Services Ltd, the owner of the CHRISTINE MCQUEEN trademark. 

Advised Fabergé‚ (UK) Ltd., a jewelery firm, on a trademark dispute.

Advised Renzo Piano Building Workshop on its IP licensing and protection programs for various international projects, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Shard, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Museum, Centre Pompidou, Centro Botìn, the Paris Courthouse, and the Pathé Paris Cineplex.

Image Metrics, a world leader in facial analysis and detection software, on complex software licensing and Software Development Kit (SDK) issues relating to the Makeup Genius virtual reality technology, and a strategic license agreement with L’Oreal

Abercrombie & Fitch with respect to trademark, copyright and advertising matters, clearance and counseling relating to use and registration of new marks, phrases, and designs to be used by the brands, and enforcement and litigation regarding third-party uses of marks potentially infringing client’s vast portfolio of over 2,000 marks
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