Another problematic trademark pirate case has ended up on the rocks. The Trademark Pierre Cardin is owned by one Alexander Satryo Wibowo in class 3 for personal care products.
Pierre Cardin France filed an appeal but the Supreme Court rejected it. Oddly the court argued "The Defendant has the distinction of always putting the wording "product by PT Gudang Rejeki". Therefore…that trademark was not riding the fame of other party's trademark," said the panel. That is plainly wrong as confusion is not relevant to cancellation cases. However the decision was not unanimous. One Supreme Court judge assessed to the contrary that Pierre Cardin is a well-known trademark; and presumably he concluded there was bad faith.