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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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Developing LVMH, Hermès feud symbolic of investors’ interest in luxury

June 3, 2013

As the legal battle between conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and family-owned Hermès reaches a pivotal point, so does investors’ hunger for luxury fashion.

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LVMH, Hermès leave behind “friendly” feud with new legal developments

May 21, 2013

French newspaper Le Monde’s article based on an AMF report that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s stake acquisition in Hermès is far from “friendly” could fuel the fire between two of the most powerful luxury goods companies.

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Should Gucci continue to fight Guess in court?

May 7, 2013

Kering-owned Gucci is vigorously attempting to protect its brand trademarks in court, but the battle against Guess Inc. may not be worth the costs, experts say.

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