Law How “Progressive,” Millennial-Focused Workplaces Have Tried to Keep Employees’ Discrimination Claims Quiet In the weeks after George Floyd’s death, protests in support of social change have swept the country. Instagram feeds have been ... July 2, 2020 - By TFL Law After Filing Suit Against KKW, Seed Beauty is Taking on Kylie Cosmetics, Coty in New Trade Secret Lawsuit On the heels of alluding to impending litigation involving Kylie Cosmetics in the trade dress secret case it filed against Kim ... July 1, 2020 - By TFL Fashion “Brand Value” is Still Increasing in the Luxury Space Despite COVID-19, Per BrandZ Annual Ranking “Strong brands provide stock market resilience during periods of volatility, providing a reliable, positive return on the mon ... July 1, 2020 - By TFL Law Nike, Michael Jordan Sued for $30 Million for Allegedly Co-Opting Indie Fashion Brand’s Logo for All-Star Collab An independent New York-based fashion brand is suing Nike and Michael Jordan for a whopping $30 million for allegedly hijacking ... June 30, 2020 - By TFL Law Booking.com Prevails in Supreme Court Fight Over “Generic” Trademark Registrations “A generic name – the name of a class of products or services – is ineligible for federal trademark registration,” the ... June 30, 2020 - By TFL Culture L’Oréal-Owned Skincare, Haircare & Makeup Sites Attract NAD Scrutiny for Lacking Proper Disclosure About Ties to Cosmetics Giant Skincare.com is populated by everything a reader could possibly want to know about skincare – from the difference between UVA ... June 30, 2020 - By TFL Fashion Affluent Consumers in the U.S. & China Differ in Their Views on Privacy, Data Sharing As quarantine orders end and businesses begin to reopen, governments around the world are rolling out new coronavirus contact-t ... June 30, 2020 - By TFL Law Publishers May Not be Able to Embed Instagram Users’ Imagery Without Running Afoul of Copyright Law, Per SDNY Just a couple of months after holding that Mashable did not run afoul of federal copyright law by embedding the work ... June 29, 2020 - By TFL FEATURED ARTICLE " A big part of the significance here stems from the ability of a company as young as Glossier to amass consumer recognition in an element of its branding. " Read More Latest News Fashion As Asia’s Clothing Factories Switch to Making PPE, Sweatshop Problems Are in Full Force Personal protective equipment (“PPE”) has arguably become the most sought-after commodity in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic ... June 29, 2020 - By TFL Law Rains Prevails in Multi-Year Lawsuit Over Zara’s “Slavishly Copied” Rain Coats Rains has been handed a win in its years-long fight against Zara for selling cut-and-paste copies of two of its best-selling rain ... June 29, 2020 - By TFL Fashion The Gap, Kanye West Announce New 10-Year-Long Partnership Called Yeezy Gap Kanye West is bringing his fashion brand to the Gap by way of an impending new collaboration. The American mall-based retailer is ... June 26, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property Rebranding a City: Milton Glaser and the Ubiquitous “I Love New York” Logo The “I Love New York” logo design is so ubiquitous that many believe that it resides squarely in the public domain for ... June 26, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property Nike Prevails in Latest Fight with adidas Over Their Rival Knitted Footwear Technology Nike has come out on top in the latest leg of a long-running web of legal battles with adidas over their respective knitted ... June 26, 2020 - By TFL Law Eight Years After the Bust of Sophisticated Counterfeiting Ring, Former Hermès Employees Appear in Court A handful of individuals appeared in court this week for a trial over the manufacture and sale of high-quality counterfeit ... June 25, 2020 - By TFL Law Le Tote Claims Urban Outfitters Stole Valuable Confidential Info to Launch Rival Subscription Fashion Business Le Tote, a “pioneer” in the rental fashion space, claims that executives from Urban Outfitters induced it into providing them ... June 25, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property Amazon Announces New “Counterfeit Crimes Unit,” with Aim of Reducing the Number of Fakes on its Site to “Zero” Just days after teaming up with Valentino to file a trademark and patent infringement lawsuit against a seller on its marketplace ... June 24, 2020 - By TFL Law L’Oreal Wants $66 Million Judgment in Olaplex Patent, Trade Secret Case Tossed Out The high-stakes legal battle between L’Oreal and Olaplex over proprietary haircare products is still underway, and in fact, ... June 24, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property From Trademarks to Proprietary Information, How Startups Can Protect The Most Valuable Aspects of Their Business Some of the most valuable assets of businesses within the fashion and luxury spaces (and beyond) are their innovative and ... June 24, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property Puma Files Opposition to Block Nike’s “Generic” Footware Trademark Puma is not easing up on its quest to block Nike from gaining a trademark registration for the word “footware” for use on ... June 23, 2020 - By TFL Law Yves Saint Laurent Owner is on the Hook for Copyright Damages for Using Hedi Slimane-Era Imagery, Per Paris Court of Appeal In the spring of 2016, shortly after it was revealed that Hedi Slimane would vacate his position as creative director at Saint ... June 23, 2020 - By TFL Business As Companies Continue to Cancel Orders, Withhold Payment, Are Force Majeure Claims Really a Safe Haven? Global Brands Group is coming under fire for allegedly failing to make good on its contracts with suppliers. In a statement in ... June 22, 2020 - By TFL Law Suffering from COVID-19 Setbacks, Valentino Wants Out of its Fifth Avenue Lease, According to New Lawsuit Valentino wants out of its lease on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, arguing in a newly-filed complaint that COVID-19 has made retail ... June 22, 2020 - By TFL Business Customer Experience Will be Critical for Retailers Looking Overcome the Financial Hit of COVID-19 Retail was in trouble long before COVID-19 hit. The past five years saw daily reports of store closures and retailer ... June 22, 2020 - By TFL Law Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty is Being Sued Over Trade Secrets in Light of Impending Coty “Collab” Early this month, Kim Kardashian made headlines in connection with an allegedly impending “collaboration” between her KKW ... June 22, 2020 - By TFL Law YouTube’s Alleged Blocking of Black Creators’ Content is “Overt, Intentional & Systematic Racism,” Per New Suit YouTube “knowingly, intentionally, and systematically” uses algorithms to “restrict access and drive [Black creators] ... June 22, 2020 - By TFL Business As Fashion Brands Continue to Face Racial Discrimination Claims, Here’s a Look at How They Can Address Them As racial injustice continues to take place across the globe, particularly in the U.S., many fashion brands have scrambled to ... June 19, 2020 - By TFL Culture Beauty Johnson & Johnson Says it Will Stop Making, Selling Skin-Whitening Products After “Conversations Over The Past Few Weeks” Johnson & Johnson says it will stop manufacturing a range of skin-whitening products, which it has been selling by way of its ... June 19, 2020 - By TFL Business In the Face of Changing Customer Behavior, Brands Need to Think and Operate Differently Consumer behavior is changing dramatically in the face of COVID-19. While the immediate response to COVID-19 seems all-consuming, ... June 19, 2020 - By TFL Law Amazon, Valentino Team Up & File Suit Against Amazon Seller for Counterfeiting, Patent Infringement In something of a first for Amazon, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant has teamed up with a fashion brand to wage a legal battle ... June 18, 2020 - By TFL Business In its Third-Ever Financial Report, Chanel Says it Generated $12.8 Billion in Sales in 2019 For its third-year ever, Chanel released its annual financial results, with revenues for the 2019 fiscal year rising to $12.3 ... June 18, 2020 - By TFL Culture COVID-19 May Have Permanently Altered What We Buy and How We Are Buying It It is unrealistic to expect a striking “snap-back” of spending at stand-alone, brick-and-mortar stores, cinemas, restaurants, ... June 18, 2020 - By TFL Law Josie Maran Claims Amazon Seller is Running Afoul of Trademark Law by Selling Warranty-less Beauty Goods Josie Maran does not want unauthorized parties selling its all-natural cosmetics on Amazon. The brand asserts in a new lawsuit ... June 18, 2020 - By TFL Law What Does a Case Over the Protectability of a Bike Design Have to Do With Fashion? What does the design of a bicycle have to do with fashion? Maybe more than meets the eye. In a recent decision from the Court of ... 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