Beauty

Angelina Jolie Fronts Guerlain's Most Lavish Launch

Jolie has known the brand since childhood, as her mother used its iris-and-violet-scented powder.

clock 9hJennifer Weil

Fashion

Clash of the Titans: Karl and Meryl

The versions of the "canceled dress" story told by Meryl Streep's publicist and by Karl Lagerfeld are both believable — and consistent.

clock February 27, 2017Bridget Foley

Fashion

Giorgio Armani to Restructure Brands

The designer will cease the Armani Collezioni and Armani Jeans brands.

clock February 27, 2017Luisa Zargani

Legal

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Legal

Wal-Mart Dodges Shareholder Suit Over Bribery in Mexico

A federal judge in New York said an investor suit was simply too little, too late.

clock 10hKali Hays

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Legal

WWD Law Review: Thrasher, Richemont and Coach’s Hangtag

Last week’s legal cases included a dispute between a skater bible and fast-fashion retailers, as well as domain battles involving Chinese sites and Jimmy Choo and Richemont.

clock 15hJulie Zerbo

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Legal

Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands Copyright Suit: A Fashion Primer

An intellectual property lawyer and professor weighs in on what the fashion industry may face after the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the only apparel copyright case it’s ever considered.

clock 18hKali Hays

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Legal

Hustler Sues Fresno for Blocking New Retail Spot

The adult media company operates a retail chain selling lingerie and other goods and claims Fresno changed city rules in an effort to block a new location.

clock February 24, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Rick Owens Pulls Dismissal Bid in Shareholder Suit

The company relied on arguments of improper jurisdiction, which were recently addressed by a 10 percent shareholder claiming she’s being forced out of her stake.

clock February 24, 2017Kali Hays

Legal

HBC Misleading Canadian Shoppers With Discounts, Competition Body Says

The country’s Competition Tribunal is taking legal action against Hudson’s Bay Co. over claims that it’s inflating prices of sleep sets to make discounts seem more substantial.

clock February 22, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Retail Groups Fight Revival of $7B Swipe Fee Deal

The National Retail Federation told the Supreme Court not to consider reviving the 2012 settlement, which allegedly does nothing to fix collusive swipe fees.

clock February 22, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

WWD Law Review: Models Take on The RealReal and Vuitton’s ‘Parody’ Case

This week’s legal-related action has seen models sue The RealReal; Alexander Wang take on Philipp Plein, and a parody of Louis Vuitton win a victory.

clock February 17, 2017Julie Zerbo

Kylie Jenner Spurs Beauty Market Lip Plumper Craze

Legal

WWD Law Review: Kylie vs. Kylie, Adidas vs. Tesla and Noncompetes vs. Everyone

A week in the law has seen false reports of another lawsuit between Minogue and Jenner, while Adidas battles Tesla’s trademark try.

clock February 13, 2017Julie Zerbo

Legal

New York & Co. Hit With $5.6M Verdict in Activewear Trademark Fight

A New York jury agreed with Reflex Performance Resources that its Velocity trademark was being infringed by a competing line from New York & Co.

clock February 13, 2017Kali Hays

A Sears closing in Mountain View, Calif.

Legal

Sears CEO, Investors Cut $40M Deal to End Store Spin-Off Suit

Investors agreed to drop claims that a lease buyback deal with a Sears- created trust benefited chief executive officer Edward Lampert more than the company.

clock February 9, 2017Kali Hays

Jack Ma is pushing Alibaba to keep changing for the future.

Legal

Alibaba Boycotting Counterfeit Complaints by ‘Malicious’ IP Agency

The Chinese e-commerce giant said Hangzhou Wangwei Technology is one of many intellectual property agencies filing “malicious” and baseless counterfeit complaints.

clock February 9, 2017Kali Hays

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Legal

Lawsuit: Melania Trump’s Brand Hurt by ‘Defamatory’ News Report

Trump’s lawyers charged in the libel lawsuit the first lady had a “once-in-a lifetime opportunity” to significantly expand her commercial brands into such categories as apparel and shoes.

clock February 7, 2017Kristi Ellis

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Legal

WWD Law Review: From Design Patent Protection to Internet Influencers

This week’s legal activity has seen Mansur Gavriel file for two design patents, and BareMinerals sign a major deal with a beauty influencer.

clock February 3, 2017Julie Zerbo

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Legal

Eyebobs Seeks Injunction in Snap Spectacles Suit

Eyebobs is suing Snap for trademark infringement, but wants Spectacles sales halted during litigation.

clock February 2, 2017Kali Hays

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