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UK: Dentists win Lacoste logo case - reports | 3 Jan 08

A UK dental hospital has won the rights to keep its crocodile logo following a legal case over its similarity to that used by clothing brand Lacoste, it has been reported by UK press.

SWEDEN: Gant appoints Stoppelenburg as CEO | 19 Dec 07

Dirk-Jan Stoppelenburg has been appointed CEO of Gant, the Swedish fashion firm that last week received a US$811.4m buyout bid from Swiss Lacoste-brand owner Maus Freres SA.

UK: JJB buys Original Shoe in GBP5m deal | 18 Dec 07

Retailer JJB Sports is aiming to tap into the aspirational lifestyle end of the UK clothing and footwear market with its acquisition of the Original Shoe Company.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 14 Dec 07

Here is a roundup of the top five must-read stories on just-style this week. Please click on each article to read more.

SWEDEN: Maus Fréres tables US$811.4m bid for Gant | 11 Dec 07

Swiss retail group Maus Fréres, which owns the Lacoste brand, has made a SEK5.2bn (US$811.4m) unsolicited offer for Swedish fashion firm Gant Company.

US: Amazon soars in Q2 with 257% profit hike | 26 Jul 07

Shares in Internet-based retailer Amazon went through the roof this week as the company nearly tripled its second quarter profits.

FRANCE: Customs officers seize more counterfeit sportswear | 25 Jun 07

French customs officers have seized more counterfeit leading-brand sportswear, uncovering 27,000 pairs of fake Adidas socks during an inspection of a Portuguese-registered lorry on the A10 motorway, near Poitiers.

Clothing firms cash in on the United Arab Emirates | 1 Jun 07

The clothing market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is experiencing stellar growth on the back of rising consumer spending, a surge in tourists, and 145% growth in retail space as new malls and shopping centres spring up. Paul Cochrane reports from Dubai.

US: Perry Ellis International CFO leaving, two shoe licenses signed | 30 May 07

George Pita has resigned as chief financial officer of Perry Ellis International, effective 18 June.

US: Brioni rated top men's fashion brand in luxury survey | 24 May 07

Brioni has rated the most prestigious luxury men's fashion brand in a new survey carried out among wealthy consumers.

UK: Robinson and Long named as co-presidents of Speedo | 23 May 07

Pentland Brands Plc has named David Robinson and Andy Long as co-presidents of Speedo International, effective immediately.

EL SALVADOR: Fashion apparel puts Argus back in profit | 20 Apr 07

Salvadorian apparel producer Grupo Argus is set to deliver a double-digit profit growth in 2007 – up from a 2006 loss – helped by restructuring efforts and an incursion into the fashion market, its chief executive revealed to just-style on Wednesday (18 April).

UK: Undercover counterfeit raid finds suspects | 16 Mar 07

Police in Leicestershire raided a UK factory suspected of manufacturing counterfeit designer clothes following a long-standing undercover investigation prompted by three apparel manufacturers.

CHINA: Court upholds Lacoste crocodile logo | 24 Jan 07

Upmarket sportswear firm Lacoste said a Chinese court has agreed to uphold its crocodile trademark after a legal wrangle with Crocodile International, reported Reuters.

US: Officials seize more than US$6m worth of fake fashion | 15 Dec 06

The Department of Homeland Security agents has intercepted more than US$6m worth of fake garments and shoes bearing labels such as Nike, Sean Jean and Lacoste, Associated Press reported.

US: Pecore joins Lacoste as VP of wholesale | 4 Dec 06

Doug Pecore has joined Lacoste USA as vice president of wholesale.

Will Romania’s EU entry harm its apparel industry? | 29 Nov 06

Romania is set to join the European Union on 1 January 2007. The country is currently the largest East-European supplier of clothing to the EU, but how will its future performance be affected by the higher costs and potential labour shortages that will inevitably accompany EU accession? Jozef De Coster finds out.

CHINA: Lacoste sues companies for trademark infringement | 1 Aug 06

Sports lifestyle company Lacoste has sued three firms for ripping off its crocodile logo, state media reported.

FRANCE: Lacoste appoints Frank Riboud as chairman | 5 Jul 06

Upmarket sportswear label Lacoste SA has appointed new director Frank Riboud as chairman of the board. Riboud has also been appointed director of Accor Group, L'Oreal, Renault and Quiksilver and CEO of Danone Group.

CHINA: Lacoste sues Beijing market over fashion fakes | 16 Jun 06

French clothing company Lacoste is suing Beijing's Silk Alley market for selling fake shirts bearing its famous crocodile logo.



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