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AAFA opposes CBP proposal to reclassify fashion footwear

Nov 22, 2019 / United States
The association representing the American footwear and apparel industries wrote to the Customs and Broder Protection warning for the consequences of the decision

EU: 26 million articles suspected of infringing IP rights

Nov 7, 2019 / European Union
The conclusion is from the report on the European Union (EU) customs enforcement of intellectual property rights. Data refers to the year 2018

Skechers wins in Converse lawsuit

Oct 24, 2019 / United States
The judge of the case found no violation of the Chuck Taylor trademark by any of the Skechers styles in case and Skechers issued a release on the matter

Counterfeit Nike shoes seized in the US

Oct 24, 2019 / United States
The US Authorities recently seized 14 806 pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes. If genuine the shoes would have an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price of over 2 million US dollars

Farfetch sued for allegedly misleading shareholders

Sep 25, 2019 / United States
The online luxury fashion retail platform is at the centre of a multiple lawsuit over allegation of misleading shareholders in its Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Kering to relocate Swiss logistic activities

May 29, 2019 / Switzerland
After the agreement with Italy’s Inland Revenue the French luxury group Kering might be on the verge to relocate most of its logistic activities to Italy

Kering: Italy tax settlement is closed

May 10, 2019 / Italy
The French-based luxury group announced that it has concluded a settlement with the Italian Revenue Agency relating to claims vis-a-vis its Swiss subsidiary Luxury Goods International S.A. (LGI)

Zegna wins counterfeit court case in China

Oct 29, 2018 / China
After a five-year legal battle against a Chinese counterfeiter, the high-end fashion label has just secured a victory that could be the turning point on the fight against false goods

Louboutin wins EU court battle to trademark red soles

Jun 13, 2018 / France
The European Court of Justice ruling grants protection to the world-famous red soles by the French-based designer

Louboutin wins trademark battle in India

Dec 22, 2017 / India
The French luxury footwear and fashion designer was awarded a compensation of 156 078 US dollars in damages and a permanent injunction against two shoe dealers for the infringement of its red sole trademark

Minimum wage in Cambodia increases 180% in six years

Oct 13, 2017 / Cambodia
Trade union representatives, government officials and footwear and garment workers in Cambodia have agreed on an increase in the minimum monthly wage for next year. In just six years labor costs have increased significantly in the country

New Balance wins trademark infringement case in China

Sep 6, 2017 / China
A Chinese court has decided that local shoemakers must pay New Balance 1.5 million US dollars in damages and legal costs for infringing the American sportswear company’s signature slanting “N” logo.

Are counterfeit products still an issue?

Jun 13, 2017 / World
For years counterfeit goods have been an issue for governments and big corporations. The footwear industry is one the most affected by it, especially if we think of athletic footwear

Michael Jordan wins trademark battle in China

Dec 9, 2016 / China
China’s Supreme People’s Court has officially ruled in favor of the ex-basketball player in a long-running trademark case against a sports company which traded under an identical name to Jordan’s Chinese name (Qiaodan)

UGG boot-maker goes to court to battle trademark rights

Aug 30, 2016 / Australia
An Australia-based boot-maker is suing footwear giant Deckers. The aim is to cancel the US trademark that prohibits Australian companies from selling UGG boots abroad
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