Donna Karan Stepping Down as Chief Designer via AP Fashion.
Karan, 66, co-founded the company in 1984. It went public in 1996. And in 2001, LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton invested and helped grow it globally. It now sells apparel, sportswear, accessories and shoes under the Donna Karan New York and DKNY brands
Michael Bastian Wins Trademark Suit Against China via Style of the Case.
Bastian a victim of trademark squatting — trademark hijacking —is the first foreign individual or entity to do so under the Principle of Honest and Good Faith.
Fashion Profits From a Surge in Mobile Phone Searches via The Industry London.
A new study conducted by the British Retail Consortium in partnership with Google has found that consumers are “making greater use than ever” of their smartphones, especially when it comes to buying clothes.
Sketchers Sues Steve Madden for Patent Infringement via Footwear News.
According to the lawsuit obtained by Footwear News, Skechers argues that Madden’s Setta style, which has a woven elastic upper and molded rubber bottom, directly infringes on seven patents owned by Skechers that are used in its Go Walk collection.
Alibaba Digital Entertainment President Detained via The Hollywood Reporter.
“We understand that Patrick Liu with our digital entertainment unit has been detained by the authorities,” Reuters quoted a spokesman as saying. “This issue is related to his time at Tencent and has nothing to do with Alibaba.”
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