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US: Healthy Workplace Tax Credit to go ahead

Jul 23, 2020 / United States
The National Retail Federation welcomed new legislation that would give businesses a tax credit intended to help defer the cost of employee testing, PPE, cleaning and other steps needed to make workplaces safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Mandatory footwear labeling is introduced in Russia

Jul 20, 2020 / Russian Federation
After several delays and despite the continuing complaints by market operators, Russian authorities have introduced a mandatory labelling of footwear on the domestic market. This is effective since the 1st of July and applies to domestic and imported footwear

AAFA calls for national guidance on face masks

Jul 14, 2020 / United States
In a letter sent to President Donald J. Trump, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) requested that the administration institute federal face mask guidelines to assist retail stores as the country continues efforts to reopen

Italy: Council of Ministers approves decree protecting the term leather

Jun 8, 2020 / Italy
The new law not only establishes a more correct terminology: it also establishes a ban on the use of the terms pelle/cuoio (leather) to identify materials which do not have an animal origin

Shoe industry welcomes Trump’s fight on counterfeiting

Jan 29, 2020 / United States
Industry associations welcome the Administration recommendations on ways to prevent the spread of counterfeits through third-party e-commerce platforms

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
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