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Hermès Wins Case Against NFT Artist

A Manhattan federal jury has decided in favour of French fashion house Hermès in its case against an artist who used images of the company’s Birkin bags to create NFT artworks. It was decided that Mason Rothschild’s non-fungible token versions of the fashion house’s famous Birkin bags violated its trademark right. This is one of the first times that trademark issues have been tried in court in relation to NFTs. The digital tokens, which can...

Artcurial Winter Sales in Monte Carlo Offer Luxury Collectables from Hermès to Lalique

Artcurial’s Winter sales at the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo return on the 14th-16th January 2020, offering a striking array of luxury collectables, from fine watches and Hermès handbags to rare jewellery and stones including Lalique. Jewellery sale highlights (15th Jan) include: An opal-set Lalique neck plate from the Maurice Rheims collection (estimate: €150,000 – 200,000) A pink gold pendant necklace made of a square-cut blue-green diamond, a pear-cut yellow diamond and eight pear-cut pink diamonds...

An Ageless Accessory: the Birkin Bag

One of the most exclusive handbags in the world, the Hermès Birkin bag has a fascinating story behind its chance creation. It’s the year 1983; Jean-Louis Dumas—the then-chairman of the luxury brand—is sitting next to singer and actress Jane Birkin on an Air France flight from Paris to London. Jane drops her diary, stating that she has yet to find a handbag that is stylish as well as able to hold all of her possessions....

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