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Justices Refuse to Take Up $7B Swipe Fee Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition to reconsider a massive settlement over allegedly fixed credit card swipe fees that was previously dismissed.

clock March 27, 2017Kali Hays

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LVMH, Hublot Must Face Lawsuit Over ‘Red Gold’ Trademark

The luxury conglomerate again has to fight against claims that Hublot began using “red gold” to describe products only after a Los Angeles jeweler trademarked the term.

clock March 27, 2017Kali Hays

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by LM Otero/AP/REX/Shutterstock (5775306c)Cheerleaders circle up for a photo during the Big 12 college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.BIG 12 College Football Media Days, Dallas, USA - 19 Jul 2016

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WWD Law Review: Cheerleader Uniforms, Stripes — and Counterfeits

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in the case involving cheerleader uniforms, while Adidas continued to try to protect its trademark and Amazon stepped up counterfeit protection.

clock March 24, 2017Julie Zerbo

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by LM Otero/AP/REX/Shutterstock (5775306c)Cheerleaders circle up for a photo during the Big 12 college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.BIG 12 College Football Media Days, Dallas, USA - 19 Jul 2016

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Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Could Be a Coup for Fashion

A ruling in favor of copyright protection for design elements of cheerleading uniforms may have opened the door to more protection for the fashion industry.

clock March 22, 2017Kali Hays

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Supreme Court Rules Copyright Applies to Some Apparel Design Elements

In a long-awaited ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said certain two-dimensional designs applied to apparel can be protected through copyright.

clock March 22, 2017Kali Hays

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Azrias Push Back on Termination of Lubov’s Employment

A lawsuit on behalf of Max and Lubov Azria seek to challenge the company’s attempts to terminate the latter’s employment contract.

clock March 21, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Adidas Continues Litigation Spree With TM Suit Against Juicy Couture

The German company is continuing its habit of going after alleged copycats whenever it finds them.

clock March 21, 2017Kali Hays

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WWD Law Review: Meal Breaks, Pregnancy Leave and Copying

Issues in the law this week included legally mandated meal breaks, pregnancy leave at Nicole Miller and alleged copying of a Dr. Martens design.

clock March 21, 2017Julie Zerbo

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Adidas Sues Asics Over String of Tech Patents

Asics is allegedly using technology covered by nearly a dozen patents registered to Adidas.

clock March 20, 2017Kali Hays

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Ivanka Trump’s Brand Target of Class Action by San Francisco Retailer

The First Daughter’s intellectual property holding company is being sued for unfair competition.

clock March 20, 2017Kali Hays

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Neiman’s Agrees to Pay $1.6M to End Data Breach Lawsuit

The retailer has agreed to a deal to settle claims by shoppers who had their credit card information exposed during a 2013 customer data breach.

clock March 20, 2017Kali Hays

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Etsy Beats Investor Suit Over ‘Misleading’ Counterfeit Sales Claims

A New York judge rejected investor allegations that the online marketplace inflated its valuation before going public with misleading disclosures on counterfeit goods.

clock March 17, 2017Kali Hays

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What to Know to Protect Your Design

Shoppers spend billions of dollars on counterfeit goods every month, meaning certain elements of intellectual property protection should be on every savvy brand’s legal radar.

clock March 17, 2017Kali Hays

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Fashion Among Top Sectors in Cybersquatting Cases

The number of cases filed was up 10 percent on 2015.

clock March 16, 2017John Zarocostas

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Coachella Sues Urban Outfitters for Capitalizing on Festival Brand

With several “Coachella”-themed products being sold through Free People, the music festival says Urban Outfitters is infringing several trademarks and diluting the Coachella brand.

clock March 16, 2017Kali Hays

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