Gucci lost a trademark lawsuit against Japanese jersey maker Parodys, which has a track record of imitating luxury fashion brand logos. However, the patent specialist, who won the case on behalf of the Osaka-based clothing company, admits he feels Japan’s current law needs to be evaluated.
Launching SCMP, Saturday, September 17, 2022, in July 2021, Gucci filed a lawsuit against Parodys, which is owned by Nobuaki Kurokawa, after noting that he had a trademark named “CUGGL” in October 2020. Kurosawa applied the name to clothes, belts, footwear feet, and athletic wear.
CUGGL appears in the same font as used in the fashion house’s logo, even with the same spacing. However, the Kurosawa company uses it with a thick colored line that covers the bottom of each letter.
Gucci’s complaint was that the lines obscured parts of the letters which would have exposed them to read as “CUGGL.” Given that Gucci … Read the rest