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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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Google, Microsoft cofound DMARC to better defend email authentication

January 31, 2012

Companies such as Google, AOL, Return Path and Microsoft have founded DMARC – Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance – a networking group dedicated to reducing the threat of email spam, called “phishing.”

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PPR’s play for Brioni signals new interest in menswear: Pinault

November 9, 2011

With its planned acquisition of Italian label Brioni, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent owner PPR has made clear its interest in a market segment where it sees much potential: luxury menswear.

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New Luxury Briefing supplement aims to build connections in luxury industry

November 1, 2011

London-based publication Luxury Briefing announced the launch of a quarterly magazine supplement called Luxury Connections during its Wealth Summit last week in London.

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Hublot uses smartcard technology for authenticity assurance

October 26, 2011

Swiss watchmaker Hublot is actively fighting the battle against counterfeits by using Wisekey technology to protect products.

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Brands must encourage mutual data privacy strategies with tech-savvy consumers: McCann

October 19, 2011

NEW YORK – Increased usage of technology should lead brands to shape the way that they handle, share and protect consumer data, especially with the emergence of consumers who want to know how their data is handled in digital channels, according to a study from McCann Worldwide.

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Is Galliano done with the luxury industry?

September 12, 2011

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.

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Lessons learned from the Louboutin-YSL case

August 15, 2011

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?

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Will News Corp. scandals scare advertisers, partners from media giant?

July 20, 2011

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.

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Marc Jacobs’ allegations could negatively affect brand

June 21, 2011

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.

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