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Administrators appointed to liquidate Arcadia Group

Jul 16, 2021 / United Kingdom
Auditing firm Mazars has been appointed as liquidator to oversee the process. They will focus on what remains of Sir Philip Green’s collapsed Arcadia Group empire

Israel bans sale of fur in the fashion industry

Jul 2, 2021 / Israel
Israel has announced that it has banned the sale of fur in the fashion industry, promoted by Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel. The decision will go into effect in six months, making Israel the first country to prohibit the usage of this material in the fashion industry

Crocs files complaint to block imports and sale of trademark-infringing products

Jun 10, 2021 / United States
The Colorado-based brand famous for its clogs filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an investigation of unlawfully imported shoes into the United States in violation of its registered trademarks

Argentina applies labelling standards for all footwear entering the country

Apr 29, 2021 / Argentina
The Government of Argentina announced the measure will be applicable for companies importing any type of footwear to Argentina. Importers will have to adapt to the new standard called "AR" and which relates to the size of the shoes

Nike sues nearly 600 websites for selling counterfeit sneakers

Jan 20, 2021 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has filed a lawsuit against 589 websites allegedly selling counterfeit versions of its Nike and Converse shoes online

Success Road: social partners as key actors in assisting the transfer process of EU family business

Oct 28, 2020 / European Union
Last week, the Interreg Europe Success Road project consortium met virtually with Spanish public and private stakeholders to debate on the role of social partners in facilitating the transfer process of EU family businesses

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
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