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While there are many categories that are not currently impacted by these tariffs, such as footwear, jewelry and apparel, we fully anticipate that they will be included in future tariff announcements.

Whether or not tariffs will be effective in addressing the long-term policies of foreign governments is anybody’s guess. In the meantime, they are likely to affect your current supply chains. How should you respond? What is your tariff strategy?

With some tariffs on apparel and footwear products already proposed, and more possible, the nearly $17 billion tariff burden our industry already pays to the U.S. Treasury could multiply fast. Here's what you can do.

The United States, Mexico and Canada have reached a new trade agreement that includes a separate textile and apparel chapter.

Now more than ever, retailers and manufacturers need to take active steps to take stock of their intellectual property and determine what steps they need to take to protect that property from misuse while reducing their own risk of infringement.

A suit brought against Kohl's, Macy's, J.C. Penney and Sears points to a very real and growing risk for retailers: that their promotional practices may be leaving them open to legal action.

We are told that Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the lessons it holds for us on trade, make it very contemporary and very proximate.

Beginning today, U.S. exports to the European Union will face an extra duty (of 25%) at their border.

The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, coupled with retaliation promised by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by nearly $3 billion and destroy 134,000 American jobs.

If you’d been asleep since Election Day and woken up now, you might think Trump’s presidency was actually quite conventional. Here’s an inside look at the White House, and what you should really be paying attention to.

Who controls the word that constitutes a designer's name, a worldwide corporate brand, and perhaps even a third-party's brand?

The Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands Inc. was not just a W-I-N for Varsity Brands — a leading manufacturer of cheerleading uniforms — but also for the entire fashion industry as well.  Despite the establishment of copyright rights in the U.S.

Because of unclaimed property laws throughout the country – known as escheat laws – unused gift cards can become a source of liability that can result in large penalties for the unsuspecting retailer.

Claims by Birkenstock that Amazon has failed to prevent counterfeits of its products have led the company to end its relationship with the online retailer in Europe.

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.

Cocona Inc.'s lawsuit against Columbia Sportswear and The North Face for violating U.S. Patent No. 8,945,287 B2 is moving forward in Colorado.

The lawsuit, among the first whistleblower cases brought in the U.S. by a U.K. citizen that the government has joined, alleges that Pure Collection fraudulently evaded the payment of duties to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, giving itself an unfair advantage among U.S.

The safest way to capitalize on the popularity of events such as Coachella and SXSW is through official sponsorship, but if that's not in this year's marketing budget, how can brands engage with the participants and social media followers of these festivals without infringing on the trademar

If you want to know what's on deck in the fashion world, you can take a clue from Mother Nature.

Columbia Sportswear Company issued the following statement regarding its resolution of a legal dispute with a former employee who improperly accessed its private computer network. “Last summer, we discovered that a former employee, who then was working as an executive at one of our technolo

Columbia Sportswear Company prevailed in its patent infringement lawsuit against Seirus Innovative Accessories.

Forget about crop tops and boyfriend jeans: the real fashion trend that everyone is talking about is trade secrets.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions. “The border adjustment tax was a bad idea looking for a place to happen.

The groups launched the Coalition on Capitol Hill today with participation from VF Corporation, Target Corp, SanMar Corporation, Precision Custom Coatings, and Levi Strauss & Co. Following the launch, the Coalition will meet with officials in Congress and the Administration to discuss the impact and importance of the U.S. global value chain.

Organizations representing America's most recognized retail brands, suppliers and Main Street businesses, announced the launch of the U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition.

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