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Legal Beat: Counterfeit Bust, Brand Protection

From one of the biggest counterfeit ring busts in history to final judgments

Theory vs. Tahari Case Dismissed

Nine months after Elie Tahari filed a lawsuit against his former business partner in Theory, Andrew Rosen, the case has been decided mostly in Rosen’s favor.

Legal Briefs: Cartier, Chanel...

Cartier, a division of Richemont North America, was awarded a final judgment on consent in a trademark lawsuit against Citra Trading Corporation.

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American Eagle Outfitters and Retail Royalty Co. got a permanent injunction and consent judgment against Tala Brothers Corp., which does business as Low and Sweet, as well as David Talasazan and other unnamed firms on May 25.

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A federal court in the Southern District of New York ruled in an April 5 opinion that a junior line marketed by Jones Apparel is "associated with" the Gloria Vanderbilt brand for the purposes of a royalty agreement between the company and Netherby Ltd.

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Chanel filed a lawsuit against Ilia Nicholas, alleging trademark counterfeiting and infringement.

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Louis Vuitton Malletier has won a consent decree for a permanent injunction against a Chinatown business in a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court.

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A rock group called the Oxes and their record label, Monitor Records, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Gap Inc.'s Old Navy for allegedly using the band's trademark on T-shirts.

Jones Wins Round in Polo Contract Fight

NEW YORK — A New York State appeals court upheld a lower court’s summary judgment in favor of Jones Apparel Group in its breach of contract suit against Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

Jones said in a statement Thursday that the First...

The Gates Open

WASHINGTON — Life is starting to get a little easier for foreign companies looking to sell their brands in China, as that country begins to lift some of the legal barriers they faced.

As part of its World Trade Organization commitments, in...

WTO Panel to Examine Unfair Customs Claim

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization agreed Monday to set up a dispute panel to examine the U.S.’s complaint that the lack of uniform customs laws among the 25 nations of the European Union are an unnecessary barrier to...

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Louis Vuitton Malletier and Marc Jacobs International have reached a settlement in their dispute with The Wet Seal regarding sales of knockoff handbags. On Feb. 24, Manhattan Federal Court Judge Louis...

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