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1. Puma settles artist’s trademark claims over alleged ‘Roar’ logo rip-off: Brooklyn-based artist Christophe Roberts has settled his claims that German athletic apparel maker Puma stole his “Roar” calling card and used the design – a stylized set of teeth – on its clothing, according to a Tuesday filing in Manhattan federal court. – Read More on Reuters

2. China’s Vast Network of Gray-Market Shoppers Grounded by the Pandemic: Some foreign companies grew rapidly by selling to personal shoppers and letting them handle the delivery back to China. In doing so, they didn’t have to invest in building local retail operations of their own, and could also avoid requirements to comply with Chinese labeling and packaging laws. – Read More on Bloomberg

3. RELATED READ: What Do China’s Enduring Border Restrictions Mean for Luxury Goods Sales and the Daigou Trade? Brands have been left to balance the draw of boosted revenues (particularly amid striking COVID sales slumps) with the need to crack down on out-of-channel consumption behaviors for the sake of brand image maintenance, an ongoing issue when it comes to luxury goods purveyors and the grey market in general. – Read More on TFL

4. Victoria’s Secret sees opportunities in maternity merchandise and fashion show revival: The brand, which will be its own company, Victoria’s Secret & Co., with its own ticker, “VSCO,” starting on Aug. 3, is undergoing a dramatic transformation as it moves away from an image that it admits had become out of touch with consumers. – Read More on MarketWatch

5. Name, image and likeness marketplace platforms offer money-making opportunities for lesser-known college athletes: While some higher-profile athletes with greater earning potential are expected to hire marketing agents to help secure deals and build their personal brands, many who lack that star power are expected to take a do-it-yourself approach to their newfound economic opportunities. – Read More on Morning Consult