Manolo Blahnik wins 22-year legal fight over China trademark
British shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has won the right to use his name in China for the first time, ending a costly 22-year legal battle.
In a rare ruling, China’s highest court cancelled a trademark incorporating the Manolo Blahnik name that has been owned by Chinese businessman Fang Yuzhou.
The decision will enable Blahnik — who started his business in London in 1971 and became a household name in the early 2000s through HBO’s Sex and the City — to sell his brand in the world’s fastest-growing luxury market for the first time.
这一裁决将使布拉尼克首次能够在这个全球增长最快的奢侈品市场销售自己品牌的产品。布拉尼克1971年在伦敦创立了自己的公司，2000年代初通过HBO的电视剧《欲望都市》(Sex and the City)成为了家喻户晓的品牌。