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Hong Kong protests flare, set up showdown

September 29, 2014

The protests in Hong Kong that began late last week and have grown more contentious may upend the city’s stability.

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Prada designer faces renewed tax investigation

September 29, 2014

Italian tax authorities are investigating past filings of Miuccia Prada Bianchi and her husband Patrizio Bertelli.

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Luxury brands look to courts, crowdsourcing to fight counterfeits

September 29, 2014

The fight against counterfeits is a never-ending struggle, exacerbated by the global, online marketplace.

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Audi expands self-piloted vehicle research with new California law

September 18, 2014

German automaker Audi will have the opportunity to expand its autonomous driving initiatives to California following new state laws that will ease the ability to test self-driving vehicles.

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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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