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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.

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.

Brandblack to American Rag Cie

Brandblack to American Rag Cie

Brandblack, a sports lifestyle and performance brand headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., placed its latest looks in the window of the American Rag Cie boutique in Los Angeles on April 29.Dubbed Future Legends, the collection imagines what basketball styles might look like in the year 2050.

Kelly Wearstler Party

Kelly Wearstler Party

Kelly Wearstler threw a party at her self-named Kelly Wearstler flagship boutique in West Hollywood April 29. The event celebrated the debut of fragrance Régime des Fleurs. It also showed a new look for the boutique. Take a look.

American Apparel Hits the Charitable Campaign Route

American Apparel Hits the Charitable Campaign Route

American Apparel selling a new T-shirt that will help immigrant causes.

Kitson Sale Keeps Going

Kitson Sale Keeps Going

Kitson was going to close its Now or Never Warehouse Sale on April 24. Instead the boutique chain added thousands of items to the sale and extended the sale to 7PM, April 30.

Robert Talbott Takes San Francisco

Robert Talbott Takes San Francisco

Over the past year, the Robert Talbott a neckwear, shirting and lifestyle company headquartered in Monterey, Calif., started rolling out shop-in-shops in towns such as Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and Highland Park, Ill. Recently it opened a shop-in-shop just a relative short drive from its headquarters. The largest Robert Talbott shop-in-shop took about at The Hound Clothiers in San Francisco.

Azul By Moussy: Int’l Fashion Wave

Azul By Moussy: Int’l Fashion Wave

Headlines have called to attention new international fashion brands coming to America. There’s BNKR from Australia, which is scheduled to open a downtown Los Angeles shop in July. There’s also Azul by Moussy, a Japanese brand which has reportedly sold at American Rag and Fred Segal. Recently Azul by Moussy was picked up by Nordstrom.

Chagoury Blooms on Melrose

Chagoury Blooms on Melrose

Sure, it’s spring, but the cherry blossoms in the windows of the Chagoury boutique at 8378 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood are not entirely about April flowers or spring showers. They represent a reopening of the Chagoury boutique and a new direction for the label.

Oakley’s Art Dump

Oakley’s Art Dump

It’s called the Art Dump, a collective of artists who work for Girl Skateboards, doing some extra curricular trouble making. But there are fans who prize their Art Dump’s scrawlings. One major fan is the high profile Oakley sports performance and lifestyle label, which produced Oakley in Residence: Los Angeles. There was an event for The Art Dump's work at the Oakley in Residence creative space April 23 at 7763 Melrose Avenue. Check it out.

Katin Pops at Conveyor@ Fred Segal

Katin Pops at Conveyor@ Fred Segal

Katin, one of the originators of this thing we call surfwear, threw a big party April 23 to celebrate the label’s Spring 2015 looks. The looks were curated in a pop-up shop at Conveyor @ Fred Segal in Santa Monica. The Pop-up shop will be in biz until May 11.

Venice Rani Goes Kickstarter

Venice Rani Goes Kickstarter

The Venice Rani brand took a bow at the high end Salon Allure show in Miami last year. This week brand founder Tina Rani launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the brand’s production for its Fall '15 season, which Rani intends to manufacture in California. ““Start-up costs are so high,”But my intentions for this brand is to open more creative jobs in this market,” she said. The goal for her Kickstarter campaign is $25,000.

Guess Kicks Off Denim Day With Fashion Fund-Raiser

Guess Kicks Off Denim Day With Fashion Fund-Raiser

For the second year,Los Angeles–based Guess Inc.? will help support Peace Over Violence, the nonprofit organization that seeks to end sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence in the days leading up with Denim Day 2015.

Control Sector In Malibu

Control Sector In Malibu

Control Sector, a New York brand, showed a few Fall '15 looks in Malibu. Take a look.