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Chinese Court ruled infringement of domestic shoemakers: “N” logo and footwear New Balance | DER Blog über Patente, Marken, Designs

Veröffentlicht am: 31. August, 2017<p>Unexpected judgement: a Chinese court has been ordered three domestic shoemakers to pay the American footwear …

The New Face of Luxury: Maintaining exclusivity in the world of social influence

For some time, the mass market appeal of social media seemed to be in contradiction to the privacy and exclusivity of the luxury industry, creating …

India’s luxury market driven by great Indian middle class, not the super-rich

<i>Decoding Luxe</i> is a new book by Mahul Brahma which challenges popular misconceptions and exposes certain unconventional and counter-intuitive …

40% of Burberry’s online sales now from mobile

Burberry [IRDX RBUR] this week said that mobile now made up 40% of its online sales.The update came as the upmarket fashion retailer, a Top350 …

Mobile

Chinese luxury goods prices start to close gap with Europe

The price premium of luxury goods in China over those in Europe has shrunk by a quarter in the past year — a trend that is driving up domestic luxury …

When Will the Yeezy Bubble Burst?

Sneaker trends today tend to be fleeting, with the window to make a significant cultural impact open for just a short period of time. But rap star …

SOAK textile coating changes colour to warn wearers of dehydration

Dutch researcher Paulien Routs has worked with conceptual design studio Droog to develop a spray for activewear that monitors wearers' hydration …

CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry's Connected Culture

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company's connected culture as the company …

Angela Ahrendts

Experts Predict: How Much Longer Will Sneakers Be Hot?

For the past five years, the athletic market has been turning out robust sales numbers for the footwear industry.<p>So at a panel discussion on Tuesday …

How to Manage Millennials: Tips From the CEOs of Adidas, Journeys & Other Footwear Firms

Every day Jim Estepa receives personal telephone calls from the Journeys store and district managers who want to talk about their days at one of the …

How the Unisex Fashion Revolution Will Change the Way We Shop

Size, price, fitting rooms and marketing are all poised for change.<p>Ungendered. Gender neutral. Genderless. Gender non-conformist.<p>“Those are …

Trends

The Next Phase of Inclusive Fashion: Designing for the Disabled

It’s an understatement to say that those of us with free range of movement in our arms and legs don’t realize how easy it is to shop for clothes. We complain about being in-between sizes, feeling disappointed by our favorite designers, or getting overwhelmed by massive high-street chains—so many …

Virgil Abloh’s 12th Off-White Store Is a Secret Gallery in New York

Soho is a hotbed for luxury retail, and smack dab in between Prada, Supreme, Nike, Céline, and Chanel is Virgil Abloh’s first Off-White store in the U.S. Just don’t call it a store. Like all of Abloh’s projects, this one has many facets. Instead of erecting a sign in front and declaring it …

Ralph Lauren is trying a new escape tactic to survive the retail apocalypse — and it's dangerous for Macy's

Ralph Lauren is cutting ties with department stores to save itself.<p>During the company's most recent earnings call, on Tuesday, new CEO Patrice Louvet, announced that the brand would be scaling back on inventory stocked in underperforming department stores.<p>He claimed that by the end of next October, …

Trends

Dissecting the Jimmy Choo Michael Kors Deal

What does Michael Kors’ $1.2 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo mean for the high-end shoemaker and the accessible luxury giant?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> …

Jimmy Choo

Forget $10,000 watches, there's money in $2,000 handbags

Shoppers are snapping up $2,000 Marcie handbags and ruffled blouses

Watches

Giorgio Armani rationalises brands as revenues fall

Italian luxury group Giorgio Armani announced plans to slash the number of brands it sells and restructure its store network as it reported group …

Guess nel mirino dell’antitrust in Europa

7 Giugno 2017<p>La scure dell’antitrust Ue potrebbe abbattersi su Guess (nella foto un adv). L’Ue ha infatti deciso di avviare un’indagine approfondita …

How Chanel Successfully Curbed Counterfeiters

BIG brands don't take counterfeiters lying down, and Chanel is the latest luxury fashion house to stand up for itself this week. The house, helmed by …

Designers Take Copyright Infringement Into Their Own Hands

Designers are turning to social media, as well as legal action, in the fight against knockoffs.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> A US district judge in …

Law

Power Moves | Pal Zileri Names Creative Director, Condé Nast Britain Appoints Chief Digital Officer

This week, Pal Zileri appoints Rocco Iannone as its new creative director, while Condé Nast Britain names Simon Gresham Jones chief digital</b> …

Advertising

'Imitation isn't the best form of flattery if it costs you your business'

One in four small businesses have had their intellectual property rights infringed in the past five years. But many are reluctant to take action<p>For the past four years, Mick Quinn, co-founder of Raft Furniture, has been embroiled in a legal battle to defend his intellectual property (IP) rights …

Small Business

Ti vestirai solo online

Pochi giorni fa, Amazon ha lanciato il servizio Wardrobe per i suoi utenti Prime: si tratta di una nuova opzione che permette di ricevere a casa i …

Will Amazon Eat Fashion?

This week, the e-commerce giant took another step towards realising its ambitions in fashion, launching a new ‘try before you buy’ service, Amazon …

Judge Orders Ivanka Trump to Testify in Footwear Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Brought By Aquazzura

Ivanka Trump must testify in a trademark infringement dispute involving one of the shoe designs of her namesake brand, a judge ruled on Friday.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Azienda di scarpe italiana l'accusa di plagio: Ivanka Trump dovrà testimoniare

Lo ha deciso la giudice federale di New York. Secondo Acquazzurra, la società della figlia del presidente ha copiato una linea di sandali<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> - …

Valentino sues Steve Madden over purses

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Puma suffers blow in IP dispute with Forever 21

Puma has suffered a blow in its design patent, trade dress and copyright dispute with Forever 21, after failing to obtain an injunction against the …

Yoox Net-a-Porter group announces decision to go fur-free

1/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>2/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>3/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>4/31 Fendi at the Trevi Fountain<p>5/31 Fendi at the …