Following a lengthy trial in Parisian courts, former Christian Dior creative director John Galliano has been found guilty of a hate crime for an act committed in February. This is leading industry experts to wonder whether or not his reign in the luxury industry is over.
Legal and privacy
A preliminary injunction was made last week in the Christian Louboutin-Yves Saint Laurent case claiming that the former did not exclusively own the rights for red shoe-soles. But what does this mean for Louboutin’s trademark style?
The recent scandals involving Rupert Murdoch and the News Corporation have the potential to affect the company’s ad sales for its publications such as The Wall Street Journal or The New York Post, although some experts doubt that possibility.
Designer Marc Jacobs has charged former chief operating officer Patrice Lataillade with falsifying the company’s financial performance to increase his personal bonus in the latest legal skirmish between the two.
Luxury conglomerate Compagnie Financiere Richemont is continuing the battle against counterfeit luxury products with a lawsuit against a Pakistani Web site that it claims is an unauthorized retailer. How far do luxury houses have to go to protect themselves?
With the recent acquisition of luxury footwear company Kurt Geiger by Jones Group following the sale of Jimmy Choo to Labelux last month, the two massive conglomerates are being presented with new opportunities that rival fashion empires LVMH and PPR.
French fashion house Chanel is being sued by a woman who got a ring stuck on her finger, but it is highly unlikely that the brand should suffer reputational damage, per a lawyer.
One of the biggest challenges that luxury brands face with counterfeiting is loss of business in terms of revenue. What should they do to get a handle on this?
A lawsuit filed against Nordstrom in the United States Southern District of California Court alleges that offers that the retailer pushed out to consumers via deal-a-day service Groupon violate federal and state gift card laws.
Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith is fighting to protect its brand from counterfeiting with Prooftag’s Bubble Tag technology.