Diesel Sues Cybersquatters

Diesel has filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charging nine defendants with selling counterfeit Diesel products through a network of 83 different web sites, all using the Diesel brand in their domain names without authorization. All but three of them used the word “jeans” as well. Each faces …

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John Galliano Gets Undecorated: Stripped of His Legion of Honor Award

John Galliano, who was decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor at the Élysée Palace in 2010, has been stripped of the merit award. The revocation was recently published by France’s official journal by decree of the President François Hollande as a consequence of Galliano’s conviction last year for his racist and anti-Semitic …

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Designer Dish. Someone Else is Suing Alexander Wang

The legal troubles of Alexander Wang have not yet seen their end. After allegations surfaced last week that the designer was running a sweatshop in New York’s Chinatown and was being sued by at least 30 of his employees, a new plaintiff has surfaced with a fresh batch of complaints. Former employee Flor Duante, a 48-year-old single …

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Did Ivanka Trump Copy Derek Lam?

It seems as though a sandal from Ivanka Trump‘s collection could easily double for one of Derek Lam‘s. Lam claims that Trump “blatantly and intentionally copied” his Ayami wedge sandal. Lam, who sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump Footwear and its licensee, Marc Fisher Footwear, Wednesday, has given the socialite seven business days to …

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