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Richemont Sues Over Chloé, Cartier Knockoffs on Ebay, Alibaba

The Swiss luxury operator is seeking damages that could reach well beyond $100 million.

clock October 10, 2017Kali Hays

Philipp Plein and Hockey Club Lugano team member Dario Bürgler wearing Plein's jerseys.

Legal

Philipp Plein Develops Anticounterfeiting Strategy

Since January, the fashion firm has seized about 50,000 Philipp Plein counterfeit products across 35 countries.

clock October 9, 2017Alessandra Turra

The Hublot Big Bang One Click Italia Independent pictured at the world watch and jewellery show Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland, 22 March 2017.World watch and jewellery show Baselworld, Basel, Switzerland - 22 Mar 2017

Legal

WWD Law Review: Stripes, Stripes and More Stripes, Plus the Counterfeit Battle

Kule has sued the Clare Vivier brand over the use of stripes, while LVMH goes to court over web sites selling fake Hublot and Tag Heuer watches.

clock September 23, 2017Julie Zerbo

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Business Features

Think Tank: Brand Growth and Protection in the Digital Age

Matthew Bassiur, head of global IP enforcement for Alibaba Group, shares insights into protecting a brand’s IP.

clock September 5, 2017Matthew Bassiur

New Balance's victory, while setting a record, isn't seen as a major shift by Chinese authorities.

Legal

New Balance China IP Win Shows Progress, But Not Groundbreaking

The case is said to be the largest single IP win by a foreign firm in China.

clock August 28, 2017Tiffany Ap

Miroslava DumaStreet style, Spring Summer, 2017 Haute Couture, Fashion Week, Paris, France - 24 Jan 2017

Legal

Patagonia Sues Over T-shirt With Copycat Logo

The outdoorsy company isn’t pleased with a “nearly identical copy” of its famed logo popping up on another brand’s goods.

clock August 22, 2017Kali Hays

A mobile phone can scan a chipset embedded in a garment to access information recorded on the blockchain.

Technology

Digital Download: Decoding Blockchain’s Future

A potential counterfeit killer with a host of other uses is making its way into luxury industry consciousness, particularly in China.

clock August 22, 2017Casey Hall

Street StyleStreet Style, Day 8, Autum Winter 2017, Paris Fashion Week, France - 07 Mar 2017

Legal

Chanel and Adidas Seeking Millions From Counterfeiters

The companies may be on opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, but they’re both going after counterfeiters on Amazon and elsewhere for tens of millions of dollars.

clock August 11, 2017Kali Hays

A limited-edition Loewe Barcelona bag to be sold on a Tmall pop-up for Chinese Valentine's Day.

Business Features

Alibaba Introduces New IP Protections, Tspace Online Pop-Up

The e-commerce firm unveiled enhancements to its Intellectual Property Protection platform.

clock August 10, 2017Tiffany Ap

Kim KardashianForbes Women's Summit, New York, USA - 13 Jun 2017

Legal

WWD Law Review: Trump and China, and Suing the Kardashians

As Kering and Alibaba make peace, the president gets set to take on China over IP, and another suit against Kim Kardashian raises questions over motives.

clock August 6, 2017Julie Zerbo

A Forever 21 store.

Legal

WWD Law Review: Limits on Authenticity, Misspelled Fakes and the Price Is Right

The week’s legal action included a case involving Coty’s attempts to limit distribution and a deceptive pricing suit against Forever 21.

clock July 30, 2017Julie Zerbo

President Donald Trump speaks while having lunch with services members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in WashingtonTrump, Washington, USA - 18 Jul 2017

Legal

WWD Law Review: The Parody Paradox and Trump’s Counterfeit Fight

When is a product a parody and when is it a knockoff is the question in cases involving Louis Vuitton and Titleist.

clock July 23, 2017Julie Zerbo

Pierre Moscovici EU commissioner customs

Government and Trade

EU Caught €670M Worth of Counterfeit Goods Last Year

The number of seized items grew and counterfeit beauty products, apparel and accessories made up about half of the value.

clock July 20, 2017Kali Hays

A look from Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang.

Legal

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

Chiara Ferragni of BlondeSalad

Legal

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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