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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.

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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.

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Kering Urges Dismissal of ‘False’ Lawsuit Over Eyewear Origin

The luxury house has some conditions if Selima Optique wants to settle its “demonstrably false” allegations over Kering’s eyewear.

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Bags from the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Takashi Murakami for spring 2003.

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Louis Vuitton Takes Supreme Court Shot With Parody Bag Case

Nothing’s impossible, but the company may have other reasons for pushing the case so far after losing at every turn.

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A look from Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang.

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Adidas Sues Forever 21 for Using Stripe Design — Again

The German company wants Forever 21 to stop using stripe designs similar to its trademarked version once and for all.

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Backstage Burberry RTW Fall 2017

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Burberry Agrees to Pay Retail Workers $2.5M in Overtime Lawsuit

New York sales associates claim they sometimes worked 14-hour days, but never received overtime pay.

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WWD Law Review: The Unending Battle Against Counterfeits and the FTC’s Lack of Teeth

Louis Vuitton’s recent $23 million judgment in a counterfeit case shows how brands have to continually fight the plague, while questions arise over whether the FTC is serious about enforcing influencers’ disclosure rules.

clock July 16, 2017Julie Zerbo

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Designer Vika Gazinskaya and Artist Brad Troemel Face Standoff After Allegations of Copying

The artist Brad Troemel took issue with Vika Gazinskaya’s drawing inspiration from his “Freecaching” series without giving him credit.

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Lululemon Sues Under Armour Over Sports Bra Design

A legal battle is brewing over a strappy sports bra.

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Kendall Jenner in a Tupac tee at V Magazine party.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Brand Pushes Back Against Tupac T-shirt Lawsuit

T-shirts featuring Tupac with the celebrity sisters’ initials are being characterized as properly bought “vintage” goods.

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Kendall Jenner Kylie Jenner The Costume Institute benefit Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons May 2017

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WWD Law Review: Meme Warning, Kendall and Kylie’s Misstep and Patent Filings

The week’s legal maneuverings involved a lawsuit over a meme and Kendall and Kylie Jenners’ use of rock star photos, while patent filings jumped last year.

clock July 9, 2017Julie Zerbo

Kendall Jenner in a Tupac tee at V Magazine party.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Hit With Copyright Suit Over Tupac Ts

A photographer isn’t happy with his work showing up in one of the sisters’ many commercial endeavors.

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Balenciaga

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Balenciaga Ends Design Patent Fight With Bernardo Sandals

Bernardo had accused the luxury brand of using a patented design for its popular stud sandals.

clock July 6, 2017Kali Hays

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Puma Still Fighting Forever 21 Sale of Alleged Rihanna Knock-offs

The brand is headed to an appeals court after a California judge dismissed a majority of its infringement suit.

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