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How should Barneys handle its PR crisis?

November 19, 2013

Since late October, Barneys has been battling a PR nightmare that hit just in time for the holidays.

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Céline patents handbag designs to protect brand image

September 16, 2013

French fashion house Céline received design patents for two of its iconic handbags to protect its designs and image, which seems to be a current trend in the fashion industry.

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Lessons learned from LVMH, Hermès legal battle

September 5, 2013

As luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recently decided to forgo its expected appeal and take the fine handed down by Autorité des Marchés Financiers, or AMF, for acquiring shares in family-owned French leather goods maker Hermès, there are a few takeaways for the luxury industry.

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Gucci files suit against counterfeit sites, protects brand image

August 15, 2013

Italian fashion house Gucci has filed a lawsuit against a number of counterfeit Web sites and online merchants to help protect the brand’s image, although the legal battles are not likely to stop counterfeiters.

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Michael Kors protects brand reputation in Costco lawsuit

July 16, 2013

U.S. label Michael Kors is protecting the reputation of its brand by filing a lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corp. for falsely advertising that its products were sold at the retailer.

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Feud far from over, LVMH fined in legal battle against Hermès

July 2, 2013

Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton was fined $10.4 million by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers for its way of acquiring a share in family-owned French leather goods maker Hermès.

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Hermès fires back at LVMH, deepens tangled feud

June 21, 2013

Family-owned Hermès filed a lawsuit against luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in an attempt to cancel complex derivatives that allowed Dior’s parent to build up its ownership of Hermès.

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Dolce and Gabbana’s prison sentence will not hurt brand in long run

June 20, 2013

Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were sentenced to one year and eight months in prison for tax evasion, but the court’s decision is not likely to damage their brand in the long run.

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Proposed luxury counterfeiting bill drills consumers, sparks awareness

June 17, 2013

The proposed bill to curtail the rampant sale of counterfeit luxury items in New York and protect brand integrity hones in on consumers rather than vendors.

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LVMH’s new lawsuit for Hermès means reputations at stake

June 10, 2013

Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton filed another lawsuit June 4 against a manager at family-owned Hermès, which deepens the legal battle between the two and signifies that a reputation is at stake.

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