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Saks employees’ arrest for identity theft will not tarnish retailer’s image

September 15, 2014

Following the arrest of a handful of employees on charges of credit card theft, what should department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue do going forward?

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Key takeaways from the Hermès and LVMH legal battle

September 5, 2014

The settlement of the feud between luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and leather goods maker Hermès benefits both parties, but what does it mean for other independently-owned luxury brands?

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LVMH and eBay settle lengthy legal battle over counterfeit goods

July 17, 2014

Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and online auctioneer eBay have settled a long-standing court battle over the selling of knock-off goods.

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What effect will the latest Dolce and Gabbana sentencing have on the brand?

May 1, 2014

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been found guilty of tax evasion by an Italian appeals court and sentenced to 18 months in jail.

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Understanding the brand’s risk tolerance key to intellectual property agreements

April 28, 2014

NEW YORK – When negotiating for branded entertainment, product placement or viral campaigns, it is important for a luxury brand’s legal counsel to manage marketers’ expectations while balancing the risk, a panel of in-house lawyers suggested April 24 at the Cardozo School of Law’s Semi-Annual Fashion Law Symposium.

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Gucci counsel says consumer consent essential in mobile marketing

April 28, 2014

NEW YORK – With consumers spending 65 percent of their social time on mobile devices, it is becoming more important to understand, from a legal standpoint, how and why fashion brands integrate mobile, according to a panel discussion April 24 at the Cardozo School of Law’s Semi-Annual Fashion Law Symposium.

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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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