D&G was annoyed by my ex brand 'Dolce & Banana'back in 2012, suggesting that it diluted their brand, so I was ordered to change it, hence my new funny name '&Banana' .
Here are some links from the past when this occurred:
In China however,a new Dolce & Banana re-appears and as trademarks don't appear to be really guarded, D & G will have to let it be.
Nothing much can be done either about designers rip-offs in this part of the world...ironically most designers use Chinese factories to make their goods so it is hardly surprising this causes leakage. It is a funny world, however, our goods are all ethically designed and made in South Africa and we are very pleased with our funny name 'Andbanana'. and the publicity caused by the law suit has been magic. Thanks D&G !