Applied DNA Sciences has significantly expanded its U.S. and global patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation in biotechnology-driven solutions to help protect the textile supply chain from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion.Applied DNA’s U.S. and global patent portfolio now totals 44 issued patents, with 84 applications pending. In 2016, Applied DNA was granted new patents in broad, long-term protection for its core business verticals, including its FiberTyping, SigNature DNA, SigNature T and BackTrack platforms, as well as its bulk DNA production services.One new U.S. patent is based upon Applied DNA’s ground-breaking research in the genotyping of mature cotton fibers and provides strong protection of Applied DNA’s FiberTyping services currently utilized by major U.S. retailers and brands, as well as SigNature T supply chain partners. Two other U.S. patents provide further protection for Applied DNA’s SigNature DNA molecular taggant and the SigNature T platform, and their use in a broad range of markets, including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, industrial materials, printing and electronics.Another U.S. patent is for the first in a new family of patents that protects the encoding and decoding of information within the two-diminsional curves of a pattern, such as a military camouflage pattern. A Canadian patent extends Applied DNA’s protection of its bulk DNA production apparatus and methods to Canada.“The continuous development of our intellectual property to advance the commercial adoption of our core technology platform, SigNature DNA, is central to our business model," said James Hayward, president and chief executive officer of Applied DNA, based on Stony Brook, N.Y. "These new patents and others under examination underpin our penetration of core business verticals with an uncopyable and unbreakable mark that can reduce risk and uncertainty across global supply chains. Our intellectual property estate is among our most valuable assets and we will look to further leverage this asset in the future.”Clay D. Shorrock, general counsel for Applied DNA, said, “Our patents continue to validate our core technologies and confer a significant competitive advantage to the company. As we continue to innovate across our business lines, our patent portfolio is well positioned for substantial growth in 2017 and beyond.”
Patented botanical DNA solutions can be used to identify, tag, track and trace products, to help assure authenticity, traceability and quality of products, and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)