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BCBG can reject the employment agreement of Lubov Azria, its former creative director and the wife of founder Max Azria.

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BCBG Wins Out in Contract Dispute With Lubov Azria

The brand got the go-ahead from a bankruptcy judge to reject Azria’s employment agreement.

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WWD Law Review: The FTC and Influencers, Louis Vuitton and Its Trademark

The Federal Trade Commission sent out warning letters to brands and influencers, while Louis Vuitton’s trademark battle rolled on.

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Macy's on Herald Square in ManhattanMacy's on Herald Square in Manhattan, New York, America - 07 Jan 2016After a disappointing 2015, Macy's plans to restructure its business and eliminate more than 4,500 positions. The retailer announced the locations of 36 stores closing across the U.S.

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Macy’s Faces Legal Action Over ‘Unreasonable’ Non-compete Contract

A former regional vice president says the retailer makes regular use of “unreasonable and overbroad” non-compete agreements with a range of employees.

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Levi’s Asian Arm Wants $5M Reseller Contract Fight Out of the Courts

A Levi’s subsidiary in Singapore said reseller Division Six already agreed to arbitrate any contract disputes.

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Signet Jewelers Taps Ex-Judge to Head Up New Workplace Review

The review comes after dozens of accounts of sexual harassment were revealed during a long-running discrimination case.

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Gucci Wins $9 Million Judgment Against Group of Knock-off Sites

The luxury brand accused the sites of selling a range of fake Gucci goods.

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Beyonce Knowles2016 CFDA Fashion Awards, Show, New York, America - 06 Jun 2016

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Beyoncé Wants $20M ‘Formation’ Copyright Suit Nixed

Copyright claims by a rapper’s estate are “grossly overstated,” according to the singer.

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Brooklyn BeckhamHouse of Harlow 1960: x Revolve Brunch, Palm Springs, USA - 14 Apr 2017

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WWD Law Review: Puma and Forever 21, Immigration Issues – and the Beckham Clan

The legal issues of the week touched on trademarks and visas.

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J. Crew Rejects Lender Claims as IP Fight Heats Up

The retailer held fast to the propriety of moving a majority of its intellectual property into a new subsidiary.

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Puma Says Forever 21’s Rihanna Design Knock-Offs Threaten Entire Business

The athleticwear brand is pushing hard to get alleged copies of Rihanna’s Fenty shoe designs off the market.

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Details at Christian Dior RTW Fall 2017

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Dior Seeking Millions From ‘Network’ of Chinese Knock-Off Sites

The luxury house is hoping an Illinois court can crack down on a slippery group of Chinese web sites selling counterfeits, mainly in the U.S.

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Ebay's first quarter financials came out mixed.

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ShopStyle, Ebay, Others Sued Over Shoppable Hyperlinks

A patent holder wants a payout for allegations that several sites are using a proprietary method of product hyperlinks.

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Fenty Puma by Rihanna sneakers.

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WWD Law Review: Puma and Fenty and Kylie and Kylee

This week’s legal action saw Puma go after Forever 21 in a case involving the Fenty line, while Kylie Jenner isn’t giving up her fight against the Kylee brand.

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Ivanka Trump and Wilbur Ross White House town hall

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Ethics Promise Could Save Ivanka Trump Brand From Retailer Suit

A San Francisco boutique is willing to take the White House at its word that Ivanka Trump will comply with all ethics rules.

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Urban Outfitters shop store sign, London, UKShop fronts and buildings, UK - 2016

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Urban Oufitters on Hook for $530K After ‘Reckless’ Fabric Copying

A federal appeals court agreed with a manufacturer that Urban willfully and recklessly copied a legally protected fabric.

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