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European Parliament directive to help luxury brands keep trade secrets from competition

April 15, 2016

Courtesy of a new European Parliament decision, luxury brands will now have more protection for their intellectual property.

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Porsche cleared of wrongdoing in Paul Walker’s death in first lawsuit

April 11, 2016

German automaker Porsche is not responsible for the death of actor Paul Walker, according to the federal judge who ruled on the case.

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Trump Las Vegas continues push against employee unionization

April 5, 2016

More than 500 workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have officially unionized despite opposition from the property’s management.

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Barneys chooses to settle racial profiling case

January 21, 2016

The civil suit brought against Barneys New York and the City of New York has settled with a $45,000 award to the plaintiff.

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Favorable TCPA court decision for text message marketers

December 15, 2015

California Federal Judge Manuel Real recently granted defendant Microsoft Corp.’s motion to dismiss the TCPA actions brought by plaintiffs Edmund Pietzak and Erin Hudson. The decision affects brands and retailers engaged in opted-in SMS marketing.

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McQueen, Kering sued by employees over alleged discrimination

December 14, 2015

British fashion house Alexander McQueen and its parent company Kering have had a lawsuit brought against them by two store employees.

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Starwood beefs up security measures after malware detection

November 20, 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that a small number of its North American properties were infected with malware.

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Moncler awarded $448K under China’s new Trademark Law

November 16, 2015

French outerwear label Moncler has been awarded approximately $448,000 in damages in relation to an intellectual property trademark infringement case.

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Marketers should hold off until Snapchat privacy backlash blows over

November 9, 2015

Snapchat’s recent privacy update, allowing it to share user content with marketers, is inciting a backlash that will eventually fade, but marketers should still be wary of using these images too soon.

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Moschino fights copyright lawsuit citing First Amendment protection

November 4, 2015

Italian apparel and accessories label Moschino and its fashion designer Jeremy Scott are being sued by street artist Rime over intellectual property violations.

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