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Alibaba refines authentication practices in face of Kering counterfeit lawsuit

May 19, 2015

Luxury conglomerate Kering has filed a lawsuit against Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, claiming the retailer has been facilitating the sale of counterfeit goods.

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82pc consumers think online advertisers obtain too much personal information: report

January 26, 2015

Privacy and security are major concerns for online shoppers, with 91 percent of consumers worried about their control of personal information gathered and used by companies, according to a report from Adroit Digital.

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Beacons will conquer travel marketing in 2015 despite privacy concerns

January 14, 2015

Beacons are poised to take flight in airports in 2015, streamlining travel experiences while opening up opportunities for marketers to deliver personalized offers and gain valuable consumer insight.

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John Galliano to pay Dior symbolic sum for wrongful dismissal claim

November 4, 2014

Former creative director of French couture house Christian Dior, John Galliano, has been ordered to pay an undisclosed sum to his former employers in the wake of his dismissal in 2011.

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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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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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63pc of affluent consumers want to opt out of online tracking: Luxury Institute

March 13, 2013

Sixty-three percent of affluent consumers would choose to keep their online history and Internet activities private through an opt-out tracking policy, according to a new survey from the Luxury Institute.

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