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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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Is the Do Not Track Act a threat to digital luxury marketers?

March 4, 2013

If passed, the Do Not Track Act will let consumers stop companies from gathering their personal information online, but experts agree that there is most cause for concern among mainstream brands rather than those in the luxury sector.

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App developers face potential fines over lack of privacy policies

November 5, 2012

In a sign of the growing scrutiny on mobile privacy issues, California attorney general Kamala Harris recently sent letters to dozens of application developers, giving them 30 days to conspicuously post a privacy policy or potentially face a fine of $2,500 per download.

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YSL vs. Louboutin: Was this battle more trouble than it was worth?

September 7, 2012

The court decision surrounding the YSL versus Louboutin trademark case awarded each fashion house a victory, but experts are wondering if this is something that should have been started in the first place since the footwear designer runs the risk of losing its trademark all together.

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Is Gucci wasting its time in the battle against Guess?

March 30, 2012

Experts doubt that Gucci has much to lose no matter what the outcome of its trademark-infringement battle with mass apparel brand Guess, but the question of whether or not the Italian fashion label is being overzealous is still up for debate.

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