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European Parliament directive to help luxury brands keep trade secrets from competition

April 15, 2016

Courtesy of a new European Parliament decision, luxury brands will now have more protection for their intellectual property.

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Trump Las Vegas continues push against employee unionization

April 5, 2016

More than 500 workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas have officially unionized despite opposition from the property’s management.

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Starwood intends to terminate merger agreement with Marriott

March 18, 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has determined that the unsolicited proposal from the Consortium of companies interested in its brand is superior to the terms of its current agreement with Marriott International.

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Ferragamo works to stall Chinese counterfeiting with RFID microchip technology

March 16, 2016

In 2015 Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo curbed the distribution of nearly 25,000 knock-off goods from China due to successful anti-counterfeiting measures.

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Contactless payment comes to Hublot, Bulgari wearables

February 23, 2016

The functionality of luxury brand watches and wearables, including those by Hublot and Bulgari, are set to increase with the introduction of contactless payment.

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Hugo Boss under fire for unsavory labor conditions at Turkish garment factory

February 18, 2016

Global consumer watchdog SumOfUs has drafted a petition calling out German fashion label Hugo Boss for unethical labor practices in Turkey.

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Slowing immigration from Mexico could increase luxury housing supply

February 18, 2016

Unnoticed in the ongoing conversation about the United States’ undocumented immigrants is that it could have a tremendous impact on the housing market, according to a survey by Zillow and Pulsenomics.

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Barneys chooses to settle racial profiling case

January 21, 2016

The civil suit brought against Barneys New York and the City of New York has settled with a $45,000 award to the plaintiff.

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FTC introduces new jewelry marketing guidelines to protect quality

December 31, 2015

Thanks to new guidelines proposed by the Federal Trade Commission, luxury jewelers will now shine a little brighter in their marketing campaigns.

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After bankruptcy ruling, Tamara Mellon plans to “reemerge” in January

December 24, 2015

Luxury apparel and accessories brand Tamara Mellon has received a ruling from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court after filing for Chapter 11 earlier this month.

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