Business

Retail Foot Traffic Tiptoes Back

clock 16hEvan Clark

Accessories

Heeling Power: Shoes Kicking at High, Low End

clock 16hNatalie Theodosi

Fashion

Vegas Serves as Reminder of an Industry in Transition

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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.

clock July 18, 2017Kali Hays

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.

clock July 18, 2017Kali Hays

Chiara Ferragni of BlondeSalad

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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.

clock July 11, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

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Lululemon Sues Under Armour Over Sports Bra Design

A legal battle is brewing over a strappy sports bra.

clock July 10, 2017Kali Hays

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.

clock July 10, 2017Kali Hays

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.

clock July 7, 2017Kali Hays

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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

RihannaFenty Puma by Rihanna show, Arrivals, Fall Winter 2016, New York Fashion Week, America - 12 Feb 2016

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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.

clock July 5, 2017Kali Hays

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. to Pay $7M Over ‘Natural’ Labeling

This is the company’s second settlement over misleading labels in as many months.

clock July 1, 2017Kali Hays

Thaddeus O'Neil at the Fashion Fund Season Premiere

Legal

WWD Law Review: O’Neil v. O’Neill and Trump v. Aquazurra

This week’s court action focused on the issue of a name, as well as the ongoing legal battle involving the first daughter and an Italian footwear brand.

clock July 1, 2017Julie Zerbo

Converse All Stars on display

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Wal-Mart, Skechers and New Balance Say Converse Chuck Design Too Common for Protection

The mega-retailer and other brands are still fighting a Converse trademark covering the designs of its popular Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker.

clock June 29, 2017Kali Hays

Backstage at Off-White RTW Spring 2017

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Off-White Rejects Paige’s ‘Just Kidding’ Approach in Trademark Fight

Paige said it has no problem with Off-White’s stripe mark at the moment, but that’s not enough for the young brand.

clock June 28, 2017Kali Hays

Store logo signOpening of J Crew Store in Regent Street, London, Britain - 08 Nov 2013

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J. Crew Takes First Round in New Fight With Lenders

The brand beat back an attempt by two term loan lenders to impede a debt restructuring they didn’t agree to.

clock June 28, 2017Kali Hays

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