The famous fashion brand did a case against the Chinese tech giant Huawei in Luxembourg, Europe, where officials from Chanel claimed that Huawei has copied their Logo. Back in 2017, Huawei had applied for European trademark protection for their new Logo which they are planning to use on computer hardware. Chanel went against the bid and stated that the logo is too similar to the one for which Chanel had already claimed trademark protection.
Two years earlier, The European union intellectual property office declined Chanel’s case and stated that the logos were not similar and it was highly unlikely that people would get confused over the logos.
Chanel then took the case to the General Court.
The Judge stated that both logos were not similar. The Judge said that Chanel’s logo had more curves and thicker lines which lay in a horizontal orientation, and Huawei’s logo has much thinner lines and lesser curves, also, the orientation of the logo is vertical.
The Judge also stated that Huawei’s Logo should be registered without any interruption or any required alteration, dismissing the case.
Chanel has not said anything about the ruling yet.