Better technology and more accommodating courts are helping brands punch back harder against online counterfeiters.
Manhattan federal judge William Pauley signed off on a request from Compagnie Financière Richemont SA to disable more than 2,700 “rogue” Web sites selling counterfeit goods, according to a court order on March 1, which was unsealed Monday and obtained by WWD. The sites sold counterfeit watches, jewelry, sunglasses and handbags bearing a number of Richemont’s brands, including Cartier, A. Lange & Söhne, Officine Panerai, Roger Dubuis and Alfred Dunhill.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"