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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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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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Sirin Labs responds to cyber security distress via secure smartphone debut

June 27, 2016

Worries of data breaches and concerns for cyber security have risen as hackers become increasingly sophisticated, targeting affluents while they shop at high-end department stores and stay at the industry’s finest hotel properties.

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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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Tiffany sued by former employee for alleged religious discrimination

May 18, 2016

A former director of marketing at jeweler Tiffany & Co. is bringing a lawsuit against her ex-employer, claiming religious discrimination.

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Christian Louboutin’s red denied trademark protection by Swiss court

May 12, 2016

French footwear and accessories label Christian Louboutin’s attempt to protect its red soles by registering them as a protected brand has been turned down.

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