Every Wednesday CanadaFashionLaw religiously reads the Trade-marks Journal issued by the Canadian Trade-marks Office (what can we say - we love trade-marks!!). Something caught our eye that we thought was worthy of a quick blurb.
It looks like Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. (the owner of Vogue magazine) is seeking trade-mark protection for FASHION'S NIGHT OUT in Canada. The application is based on a combination of use and proposed use and spans a myriad of wares and services.
For those of you not in the know, give yourself a slap on the wrist! Fashion's NIght Out is the brain child of the reverred Anna Wintour and essentially started as a shopping festival in Manhattan. It happens one night a year (this year it's on September 6, 2012) and is an after-hours shopping extravaganza! Its modus operandi is to "celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry's economy". It has since expanded beyond the confines of Manhattan and the following countries also participate in the event: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom To date, Canada has not participated in the event.
But if the Canadian trade-mark applcation is any indication, is Fashion's Night Out looking to expand to Canada??!!
If yes, ladies and gents - clear your credit cards! There may be some shopping to be done!! After all, it's altrustic to help the country's economy, no?
CanadaFashionLaw will keep you posted on developments of this!