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Amazon’s counterfeit problem exacerbated by Chinese manufacturers

July 13, 2016

Ecommerce giant Amazon’s counterfeit problem is only getting worse, as the company’s efforts to curtail fakes fall short.

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Marriott, Starwood merger expected to be finalized in coming weeks

July 6, 2016

Marriott International has received authorization from a number of markets where Starwood Hotels & Resorts operates properties following its acquisition of the hospitality chain.

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Kering to pay $13M to Hedi Slimane over non-compete clause

June 29, 2016

Hedi Slimane, the former creative director of Saint Laurent Paris, will be paid $13 million by the label’s parent company Kering Group after the designer took the conglomerate to court over his non-compete agreement.

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VW repents emissions scandal with $10B class action payout

June 29, 2016

Automotive group Volkswagen has reached a $10 billion class action settlement after the brand falsified emissions data on nearly half a million diesel models sold in the United States.

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Aquazzura continues legal action with Steve Madden suit

June 28, 2016

Florence-based shoemaker Aquazzura is looking to protect its designs by filing a suit in the federal court in New York.

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Aquazzura sues Ivanka Trump over alleged copycat design

June 24, 2016

Italian footwear label Aquazzura is taking Ivanka Trump to court, claiming copyright infringement.

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Hedi Slimane takes Kering to court over non-compete agreement

June 22, 2016

Hedi Slimane, the former creative and image director of Yves Saint Laurent, is attempting to extend the non-compete agreement he signed with the label’s parent company Kering four years ago.

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Tesla NDA under investigation by law firm advocating consumer rights

June 22, 2016

U.S. electric automaker Tesla Motors is under fire for a term in a goodwill agreement related to a potentially faulty suspension.

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Norway to ban petrol vehicles by 2025, signaling impending EV dominance

June 7, 2016

Norway has announced that it plans to ban petroleum-fueled automobiles within a decade.

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VW accused of using unlicensed hybrid technology in emissions scandal aftermath

May 20, 2016

German automaker Volkswagen is the target of a patent infringement complaint by a hybrid technology developer.

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