Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog offers news, analysis, and insights for the industry from fashion attorney Anthony Lupo.

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Luna M. Samman

Luna Samman, Attorney at Arent Fox LLP
Luna M. Samman
Associate
Washington, DC
202.857.6404

Luna is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group. She focuses her practice on both domestic and international trademark prosecution, enforcement, and counseling, including the selection and clearance of marks in the United States and abroad, registration, licensing, enforcement, due diligence in corporate acquisitions, litigation, and computer law.

Client Work

Luna represented an international restaurant franchise in trademark protection and enforcement worldwide. She also has significant experience in trademark protection, enforcement, and litigation in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

Previous Work

Before joining Arent Fox, Luna worked in the Washington, DC office of two nationally recognized law firms.

Professional Activities

Luna is an active member of both INTA and AIPLA.

Bar & Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar
Maryland Bar
US District Court, District of Maryland

Education

The George Washington University Law School, JD (with honors), 2004
Georgetown University, BA, 2001

 

Blog Posts by Luna M. Samman

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Converse Loses Its Midsole Amidst ITC Trademark Battle

What Made News?

Last month, the US International Trade Commission issued a decision invalidating a trademark for Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor sneaker. Although Converse did win some of its claims, the ITC decision overall represents a potentially significant setback for Converse after the company took aggressive action to try to stop the sale of shoes that Converse claimed infringed its rights in the Chuck Taylor design. 

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Intellectual Property, Patent
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Enforcing Design Patents: Old Navy Sued for Sandal Designs

What’s the News?

On September 10, 2014, JPT Group, owner of the iconic American fashion brand Bernardo, filed suit in the Southern District of Texas alleging that Old Navy infringed two of Bernardo’s design patents for sandals.

The Details

Bernardo owns two design patents for the ornamental design of its sandals and alleged that Old Navy misappropriated and slavishly imitated its patented designs as shown in the following side-by-side comparison:

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Intellectual Property, Patent
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A Case to Study on Patent and Trade Dress Protection

* The following article was originally published in Law360. To read the article at Law360, click here.

The Fourth Circuit in McAirlands Inc. v. Kimberly-Clark Corp. recently held that ownership of a utility patent does not necessarily preclude a claim in trade dress rights, particularly where the patent does not specifically cover the asserted trade dress. Remanding the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to Kimberly-Clark, the Fourth Circuit held that, although plaintiff McAirlaids owned a utility patent, this fact alone was not sufficient to warrant a finding that its textile pattern was functional and, therefore, not eligible for trade dress protection.

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