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Street styleStreet style, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week Men's, France - 23 Jun 2017

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France Forcing Corporate Transparency With New Law

Companies like Kering and LVMH are still waiting for specifics on implementation, but they have to comply with new rules, with or without them.

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Street style, shoe detailStreet Style, Tbilisi Fashion Week, Georgia - 09 May 2017

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What to Watch: Legal Eye

Some ongoing lawsuits between brands could have broad implications for the fashion industry.

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WWD Law Review: The Rights to Stripe and Trump’s China Move

The changing tactics in Forever 21’s battles with Gucci and Adidas, and President Trump seeks to hit back at China over intellectual property.

clock August 18, 2017Julie Zerbo

Street StyleStreet Style, Day 8, Autum Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week, France - 07 Mar 2017

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Chanel and Adidas Seeking Millions From Counterfeiters

The companies may be on opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, but they’re both going after counterfeiters on Amazon and elsewhere for tens of millions of dollars.

clock August 11, 2017Kali Hays

Tatcha's Cherry Blossom Trio.

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Tatcha Sues Too Faced, Alleges Packaging Infringement

Tatcha contends Too Faced is “causing confusion in the marketplace” in the complaint.

clock August 8, 2017Allison Collins

Gucci Fall 2017: Men's and Women's Show

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Gucci Hits Back at Forever 21 in Stripe Trademark Battle

The luxury house said Forever 21’s copying is too “blatant” to ignore.

clock August 8, 2017Kali Hays

Off-White RTW Spring 2017

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Off-White Lawsuit Over Stripe Logo Dismissed

A New York judge said Off-White’s arguments over a trademark issue with Paige Denim were too “hypothetical” for a court ruling.

clock August 7, 2017Kali Hays

Street style, shoe detailStreet Style, Tbilisi Fashion Week, Georgia - 09 May 2017

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Adidas Refutes Skechers’ Defense of Stan Smith Copying

A California judge refused to let Skechers off the hook for its alleged copying of Adidas’ trademarked designs.

clock August 7, 2017Kali Hays

Kim KardashianForbes Women's Summit, New York, USA - 13 Jun 2017

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WWD Law Review: Trump and China, and Suing the Kardashians

As Kering and Alibaba make peace, the president gets set to take on China over IP, and another suit against Kim Kardashian raises questions over motives.

clock August 6, 2017Julie Zerbo

Street styleStreet style, Spring Summer 2018, Paris Fashion Week Men's, France - 23 Jun 2017

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Battle Against Counterfeiting Moves In-House

Kering’s decision to join forces with Alibaba Group in the fight against fakes could be part of a trend, experts say.

clock August 3, 2017Joelle Diderich

Many beauty consumers trust recommendations from influencers on what to buy.

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Think Tank: As Social Spend Soars, Brands Need Buttoned-up Influencer Agreements

Influencers need to “clearly and conspicuously” disclose business relationships.

clock August 3, 2017Monica B. Richman and Francesca Montalvo Witzburg

A Forever 21 store.

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WWD Law Review: Limits on Authenticity, Misspelled Fakes and the Price Is Right

The week’s legal action included a case involving Coty’s attempts to limit distribution and a deceptive pricing suit against Forever 21.

clock July 30, 2017Julie Zerbo

Shoppers walk into a Nordstrom store in Pittsburgh.

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Nordstrom Beats Back Deceptive Pricing Suit Again

The First Circuit agreed with the dismissal of a Massachusetts shopper’s suit over “compare at” pricing at Nordstrom Rack.

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J.C. Penney Paying $97.5M to End Investor Class Action

The department store has denied claims that it misled investors in 2013 on its financial state.

clock July 25, 2017Kali Hays

President Donald Trump speaks while having lunch with services members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in WashingtonTrump, Washington, USA - 18 Jul 2017

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WWD Law Review: The Parody Paradox and Trump’s Counterfeit Fight

When is a product a parody and when is it a knockoff is the question in cases involving Louis Vuitton and Titleist.

clock July 23, 2017Julie Zerbo

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