Business LVMH’s Failed Stake Building Effort Resurfaces in Enduring Hermès Family Investigation Ten years ago, on an otherwise ordinary day in October 2010, news broke that LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton chairman Bernard ... November 27, 2020 - By TFL Fashion Between Certifications and Greenwashing, “Sustainable” Fashion is Confusing for Consumers As consumers step out of their loungewear post-lockdown, many might be looking to buy new clothes. Whether you’re buyin ... November 26, 2020 - By Natalya Lusty Business As Tiffany & Co. Q3 Sales Spike, What About LVMH’s Material Adverse Effect Claim? Tiffany & Co. “beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit as the U.S. jeweler benefited from an over 70 percent r ... November 25, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property From Louboutin to Hermès, Brands Face a “Significant” Bar When it Comes to Color Trademarks in Japan In 2012, Christian Louboutin made headlines in connection with the trademark case it initiated against Yves Saint La ... November 25, 2020 - By TFL Law Burberry is Suing Rapper “Burberry Jesus” for Trademark Infringement, Dilution A Chicago-based rapper has landed on the receiving end of a lawsuit from Burberry over his stage name and various elements of h ... November 24, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property EU Court Takes on Color Word Marks as Off-White Aims to Register its Name In the midst of global expansion and a simultaneous mission to amass trademark rights in jurisdictions around the world for oth ... November 24, 2020 - By TFL Business LVMH, Nike, L’Oreal Among the Top 100 Most Valuable Companies in Terms of Intangible Assets Companies’ revenues and projections for growth are not the only things being heavily affected by the onset and enduring impac ... November 23, 2020 - By TFL Law Valentino is Using its Size, Expensive Litigation to Crush Smaller Rival, per Mario Valentino Mario Valentino is “the real VALENTINO.” That is what the Italian accessories brand asserts in the latest round of the case ... November 23, 2020 - By TFL FEATURED ARTICLE " Fashion brands and celebrities, alike, should take heed of the Qiaodan Sports litigation saga as a case in point in favor of acting early to protect global rights. " Read More Latest News Law Chanel Says The RealReal Has Failed to Show that it Actually Maintains a Monopoly in High-End Handbag Market Chanel says that The RealReal’s attempt to lodge antitrust claims against it is a “transparent tactic … to divert ... November 20, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property As the UK and EU Finalize Brexit Terms, What Does that Mean for Fashion Designers? After many months of negotiations between the United Kingdom and European Union, the EU has now confirmed that as of January 1, ... November 20, 2020 - By Christine Danos Law Nike v. Warren Lotas: A Running Timeline of the Case Over One of Nike’s Most “Iconic” Sneakers Los Angeles-based brand Warren Lotas made headlines in September when it revealed that it had teamed up with noted Nike ... November 19, 2020 - By TFL Law Longtime Ralph Lauren Model Accuses the Brand of “Elaborate Fraud” Over Use of Her Likeness in $20 Million Suit A longtime Ralph Lauren model is suing the company – and HBO – for allegedly engaging in an “elaborate fraud ... November 19, 2020 - By TFL Business Five Ways Companies Can Achieve a More Balanced Model in the Wake of COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic highlights the very real imperfections not only in terms of coordination among governments and ... November 19, 2020 - By Stéphane Girod Law Nike Prevails in Preliminary Injunction Quest Over Allegedly Infringing Warren Lotas Sneakers On the heels of a telephonic hearing for the Motion for Preliminary Injunction re: Trademark Infringement on November 16, ... November 18, 2020 - By TFL Business Luxury Goods Sales to Fall by 23 Percent This Year Compared to 2019, Per Bain Luxury goods sales for 2020 are expected to amount to 23 percent less than last year (an estimated total of $257.47 billion), ... November 18, 2020 - By TFL Fashion Isabel Marant Cape Draws Claims of Cultural Appropriation from Mexican Culture Ministry Isabel Marant has apologized after being called for “appropriating” a traditional indigenous pattern. On the heels of Mexican ... November 18, 2020 - By TFL Law Sunday Riley, FTC Finalize Settlement Over Skincare Co.’s Practice of Posting “Fake Reviews” to Dupe Consumers A year ago, Sunday Riley caught the attention of federal regulators after a former employee revealed that the buzzy skincare ... November 17, 2020 - By TFL Law What Goes Around Comes Around Doubles Down on Chanel’s Relationship with Farfetch in Latest Round of Lawsuit In March 2018, Chanel filed suit against What Goes Around Comes Around (“WGACA”), accusing the luxury reseller of ... November 17, 2020 - By TFL Fashion Secondhand Clothing Sales Are Booming, Will That Help Solve Fashion’s Sustainability Crisis? A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to a new report, the U.S. secondhand clothing ... November 16, 2020 - By Hyejune Park Law Amid Marc Jacobs Suit, Nirvana is Suing the Art Director Who Claims He Created the Band’s Smiley Face The copyright and trademark lawsuit that Nirvana LLC filed against Marc Jacobs for allegedly co-opted its legally-protected ... November 16, 2020 - By TFL Business LVMH Chair Arnault Regains Second “Richest” Title, Adding $16 Billion to Net Worth Over Past 2 Weeks After nabbing second place on the list of the world’s richest in July 2019, ever-so-briefly ousting Amazon’s Jeff Bezos from ... November 13, 2020 - By TFL Law The Great Eros Has Responded to WeWoreWhat’s Lawsuit with One of its Own The battle between a big-name influencer and a Brooklyn, New York-based brand is heating up. In response to the declaratory ... November 13, 2020 - By TFL Law Amazon Sues Influencers, Marketplace Sellers Over Alleged Counterfeit Scheme Amazon is cracking down on the sale of counterfeits on its platform by way of a new lawsuit that involves two influencers, nearly ... November 12, 2020 - By TFL Law Luxury Brands Claim that Former Saks Sales Associates Fail to Make Antitrust Case Over “No-Hiring Pacts” The docket in the case that Susan Giordano, Angelene Hayes, and Ying-Liang Wang filed against Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, ... November 12, 2020 - By TFL Business What Do Luxury Brands’ Inflating Prices Mean for Them & for the Industry at Large? Chanel made headlines late last week when it revealed that it would raise its prices for the second time this year, citing “the ... November 11, 2020 - By Ellie Sanders Law Intellectual Property A Year in Bad Faith: How Brands and Their Trademarks Are Faring in China For decades, well-known consumer-facing companies have suffered a similar fate. Upon building their brands in the West and ... November 11, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property Talk of International Expansion Brings Supreme’s Global Trademark Battles to the Forefront Supreme made headlines on Monday when it was revealed that American retail group VF Corp. would pay $2.1 billion to bring the ... November 10, 2020 - By TFL Law Intellectual Property One of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Most Famous Trademarks is in Limbo in China Created in 1968 as a luxurious take on the four-leaf clover, a timeless symbol of luck, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra ... November 10, 2020 - By TFL Business Vans’ Parent Company VF Corp. Buying Streetwear Brand Supreme in $2.1 Billion Deal Supreme has a new owner. Three years after selling off a reported 50 percent stake to private equity ... November 9, 2020 - By TFL Business Retail Woes: A Running List of Fashion Bankruptcies On the heels of an array of retail bankruptcy filings in 2016, New York-based designer Bibhu Mohapatra and retailers The Limited, ... November 9, 2020 - By TFL Law Artist Claims that Diesel, Terry Richardson Copied Her Work for 2016 Ad Campaign Diesel and Terry Richardson are being sued for allegedly ripping off the work of a multi-media artist for an ad campaign that the ... November 9, 2020 - By TFL Fashion An Inside Job: The $20 Million Counterfeit Bust that Put Hermès’ Own Employees Under the Microscope In the summer of 2011, a brilliantly bright red Birkin bag was being crafted in a workshop in France. Despite lingering economic ... November 7, 2020 - By TFL Business Farfetch’s $1.1 Billion Deal with Richemont, Alibaba Exemplifies Some Existing Trends in Luxury A $1.15 billion deal between Cartier’s parent company Richemont, Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba, and fashion retail platform ... 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