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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.

clock April 5, 2017Kali Hays

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Puma Says Forever 21 ‘Blatantly’ Ripping Off Rihanna Designs

The fast-fashion retailer is allegedly selling replicas of Rihanna’s Fenty designs for Puma.

clock April 3, 2017Kali Hays

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L.A. Court Nixes Dov Charney’s $30M Suit Against Standard General

A Los Angeles court wasn’t convinced that statements made in the wake of Charney’s termination defamed him.

clock March 30, 2017Kali Hays

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Standard General Gets Testy in Call for American Apparel Liquidation

The apparel company’s request to extend a period of exclusivity for filing its bankruptcy plan faces opposition from the hedge fund.

clock March 30, 2017Kari Hamanaka

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Signet Jewelers Hit With New Suit Over Harassment Accusations

Investors claim Signet did little but “deny and downplay” the underlying discrimination suit until accounts of worker harassment became public.

clock March 29, 2017Kali Hays

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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.Mandatory Credit: Photo by LM Otero/AP/REX/Shutterstock (5775306c)Cheerleaders circle up for a photo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

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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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