Following a long-running battle to regain the trademark rights for its Damier checkerboard pattern, Louis Vuitton have been dealt a blow this week – as its suit was thrown out of the European Union’s General Court.

The Nicolas Ghesquière led fashion house wants to overturn the decision to remove its trademark use of the checkberboard pattern on handbags and accessories, which took place in 2011. The dismissal has led to the court throwing out Louis Vuitton's suit and ordered the luxury French fashion house to pay its opponents' court fees.

Louis Vuitton have declined to comment on whether it will now appeal the ruling and take its suit to the European Court of Justice.

Fellow luxury house, British brand Burberry is also currently trying to protect the use of its Haymarket Check tartan pattern on leather goods in China.