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TRADEMARK ADVENTURES

A Tale of Chanel, Chocolate and Intellectual Property

By Alison A. Nieder | June 26, 2015

An Australian chocolatier was forced to change her business’ logo after getting into a row with the House of Chanel.

 From Shanghai With Love: American Rag’s Chinese Designers

From Shanghai With Love: American Rag’s Chinese Designers

China became the manufacturer to the world this century, but the country also produces many innovative fashion designers. But Americans know nothing about them, This situation may be changing. On May 14, American Rag unveiled a shop-in-shop of Chinese fashion designers at its Los Angeles emporium.

Jewel Toned: Taking It On the Road

Jewel Toned: Taking It On the Road

What do you do when you are a hot, new shapewear brand that recently received some venture seed funding? If you are the folks at Jewel Toned, a West Hollywood, Calif.-based brand which fits the previous description, you take your act on the road. On May 19, they will take it the beaches of Los Angeles’s Venice district to show the lovely women of the area their new brand, and perhaps make a few sales.

TyLynn Nguyen: "Inspired by All Things Minimal and Womanly"

TyLynn Nguyen: "Inspired by All Things Minimal and Womanly"

Lingerie has become a bigger fashion obsession over the past decade or so, and designer TyLynn Nguyen threw her proverbial hat in the ring May 14. It’s when she held a trunk show for her TyLynn Nguyen Intimates line.

Never mind the rain storm; Here’s Chase on Abbot Kinney

Never mind the rain storm; Here’s Chase on Abbot Kinney

Never mind a giant rain storm on May 15, Abbot Kinney’s World Wide Mind Gallery was packed that night for a reception for street artist Chase.

Send in the Drones...Don’t Bother, They’re Here.

Send in the Drones...Don’t Bother, They’re Here.

It’s always Fashion Week somewhere. This week, it was in Silicon Valley.

A.P.C. Store Opens Soon in DTLA

A.P.C. Store Opens Soon in DTLA

A.P.C. Store is shooting for an opening in two weeks.

Rebel Wilson Teams Up With Torrid for Fashion Collection

Rebel Wilson Teams Up With Torrid for Fashion Collection

Actress Rebel Wilson works with plus-size retail chain Torrid to create a capsule collection.

Clade & Styleloftz…Out In the Streets

Clade & Styleloftz…Out In the Streets

It was time to bring fashion out of the studio and onto the streets, said Maya Reynolds, founder/designer of downtown Los Angeles men’s line Clade.

Father of the Mall

Father of the Mall

If you are a mall lover (as I am) or a mall hater, you’ll find Slate’s story (courtesy of Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible podcast) about Victor Gruen fascinating.

Gap Joins Forces With Ellen DeGeneres on New Line

Gap Joins Forces With Ellen DeGeneres on New Line

Gap Inc. to partner with Ellen DeGeneres' new line that will be in GapKids stores in August.

The Sample Sale Trail

The Sample Sale Trail

Two upcoming sample sales may be worth your time and energy.

Ron Robinson’s Mother’s Day Fundraiser

Ron Robinson’s Mother’s Day Fundraiser

For the lead-up to Mother’s Day at the Ron Robinson flagship store, the stylish boutique will hold a shopping party from 4 to 7 PM on May 7 for the Westside Family Health Center, which has been providing a wide range of low-cost health care services in Santa Monica for 41-years.

Exhibit on South Coast Plaza Founder Opens Soon

Exhibit on South Coast Plaza Founder Opens Soon

An exhibit that chronicles the life of Harry Segerstrom, founder of South Coast Plaza and other major Orange County landmarks, opens on May 8.

 Ron Robinson at the Fights

Ron Robinson at the Fights

Every major city has its legendary stadiums for sports and music events. But one Los Angeles venue fitting this bill also has an untold story. It’s the Olympic Auditorium. It hosted Muhammad Ali fights, wrestling matches, Lucha Libre, and punk rock concerts. A group of documentary filmmakers held a launch party for their movie on the Olympic. It was held April 30 at the peaceful and civilized Ron Robinson boutique in Santa Monica.

Kelly Slater: Shredding the Sheets

Kelly Slater: Shredding the Sheets

Here’s a look at the expanding biz for surfing wizard Kelly Slater. After announcing his clothing line Outerknown last year, he introduced Kelly Slater for PBteen. The bedding and homewares line for teens feature sustainable and recyclable materials.