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clock May 25, 2017Katya Foreman and Lily Templeton

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EXCLUSIVE: Emporio Armani Introduces New Fragrances

clock May 26, 2017Jennifer Weil

Business

PVH’s Chirico Plans for Calvin Klein to Hit $2B in Europe

clock May 25, 2017Kali Hays

Legal

Boots from the Supreme, Undercover collaboration with Dr. Martens.

Legal

Steve Madden Wants Dr. Martens’ Trademarks Nixed in Legal Battle

The shoe brand said a suit by Dr. Martens is not only unfounded, but that its designs aren’t worthy of trademark protection.

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Forever 21 Says Rihanna’s Puma Designs Are ‘Classic,’ Up for Grabs

The fast-fashion retailer said Puma’s infringement claims don’t hold up given the lack of originality in Rihanna’s Fenty shoe designs.

clock May 25, 2017Kali Hays

Target in New York's Herald Square.

Legal

Target to Pay $18.5 Million to End States’ Suit Over Data Breach

The payment will go to 47 states that investigated Target’s massive 2013 breach of shoppers’ payment and contact information.

clock May 23, 2017Kali Hays

A comparison of Valfré's rainbow phone case (left) and Forever 21's case.

Legal

WWD Law Review: Copyright Infringement, Beauty Dupes and China

Recent legal action has seen another suit against Forever 21, the growing proliferation of beauty dupes — and the AAFA’s decision to allow JD.com to join.

clock May 20, 2017Julie Zerbo

Shoe designer Gianvito Rossi speaks during the Gianvito Rossi boutique opening at South Coast Plaza on April 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Legal

Gianvito Rossi Pushes Back Against Ex-Manager’s Racially Charged Suit

The shoe brand allegedly let slide racial prejudice that included calling Serena Williams “disgusting” when she asked for a discount.

clock May 19, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Macy’s, Amazon, Other Retailers Dodge Claims of Fabric Copying

A California judge dismissed claims of a textile company claiming a blouse was made with its copyrighted fabric design.

clock May 15, 2017Kali Hays

Kendall JennerThe Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 01 May 2017

Legal

WWD Law Review: Intimates Battle, Models and the Fyre Festival

A battle between Hanes and a start-up, France’s Photoshopping law and class-action suits over Fyre Festival are the latest legal actions.

clock May 13, 2017Julie Zerbo

Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian

Legal

Kardashian Beauty Licensee Seeks to Sell Product Amid Trademark Row

A secondary licensee of the famed reality TV sisters’ names is fighting to sell a line of beauty products, despite ongoing licensing litigation.

clock May 12, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Asics Wants Adidas Suit Over Fitness Tracking Tech Nixed

The Japanese athletic company said the ideas behind a string of Adidas patents are too abstract for protection.

clock May 11, 2017Kali Hays

VF's The North Fave and Columbia Sportswear are being accused of using patented waterproof textile technology without permission.

Legal

VF Outdoor, Columbia Must Face Suit Over Waterproof Tech

A Colorado tech company is accusing both brands of infringing a patent after licensing negotiations went awry.

clock May 10, 2017Kali Hays

Cell phone cases by Valfré

Legal

Valfré Accuses Forever 21 of Ripping Off Cell Phone Cover Design

The young brand is gearing up to sue Forever 21 over its alleged copycatting ways.

clock May 9, 2017Kali Hays

urban outfitters free people harley davidson bodysuit t-shirt

Legal

Harley-Davidson Ends Urban Outfitters Fight Over Infringing Ts

Urban has agreed to stop selling any and all Harley-branded merchandise, genuine or not.

clock May 9, 2017Kali Hays

Tamara Mellon celebrates the relaunch of her luxury shoe brand.

Legal

WWD Law Review: Tamara Mellon’s Contract and Cartier and Adidas’ Trademarks

Employment contracts and trademark limits were under the microscope in this week’s legal maneuvers.

clock May 6, 2017Julie Zerbo

Fyre Festival Bahamas Island

Legal

Fyre Festival Attendees Demanding $5M — or More — in Lawsuit

Two festival goers are turning to the courts to secure a refund for tickets and costs as well as damages related to the non-existent event.

clock May 4, 2017Kali Hays

Beyonce KnowlesCostume Institute Gala Benefit, Celebrating 'Schiaparelli and Prada : Impossible Conversations' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, America - 07 May 2012

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WWD Law Review: Photos of Beyoncé and Lou Reed, Alibaba’s Fakes

The week’s court actions included further developments in cases involving photos of Beyoncé and Lou Reed.

clock April 29, 2017Julie Zerbo

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