Category: e-commerce

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New U.S. Sanctions on Russia and Belarus Impose Trade and Investment Restrictions on Luxury Goods Sector
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French Framework for “Kidfluencers” – Yet Another Undertaking for Online Platforms
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Fashion Law Update – November 2021 edition
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Optimising your D2C e-commerce fashion operation – top 10 tips
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Vertical Agreements in the Luxury Sector

New U.S. Sanctions on Russia and Belarus Impose Trade and Investment Restrictions on Luxury Goods Sector

As an update to K&L Gates’ previous alerts of 24 February and 25 February, U.S. President Joe Biden issued executive orders (EOs) last week imposing additional sanctions against Russia.

The order, EO 14068, issued on 11 March 2022, restricts:

  1. exports of luxury goods to Russia and Belarus,
  2. U.S. imports of Russian alcohol, seafood, and diamonds, and
  3. the supply of U.S. dollar-denominated banknotes to Russia and the Russian Government worldwide.

This alert describes these new developments in more detail.

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French Framework for “Kidfluencers” – Yet Another Undertaking for Online Platforms

Through its Act no.2020-1266 dated 19 October 2020 (the Act), the French legislator elected to regulate the commercial exploitation of the images of children aged 16 and under on online platforms (Kidfluencers).

Despite the potentially lucrative consequences of these emerging practices, Kidfluencers operated in a legal vacuum which could have resulted in parents exploiting their children, without the latter reaping any financial benefits or regaining any control of their images upon coming of age.

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Fashion Law Update – November 2021 edition

Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life

Bill Cunningham

In this edition of Fashion Law, we look at the emerging and evolving trends within the retail, luxury goods and fashion sectors post COVID-19 around the world.

In this edition, we focus on a few themes which include:

  • Navigating a fashion brand’s transition to direct to consumer
  • Important updates for brands selling goods in Europe
  • Managing supply chain risk – the U.S. perspective
  • Consumer Law in Australia
  • What’s happening in fashion intellectual property?
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Optimising your D2C e-commerce fashion operation – top 10 tips

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated most brands’ plans to grow their own direct to consumer (D2C) e-commerce presence. For many brands, this has become essential to their continued survival and competitiveness.
However, how does a fashion brand run a successful e-commerce site whilst retaining the exclusive allure and personal feel of its designer stores? What are the key legal pitfalls it should be looking out for as it navigates this changing landscape? We’ve pulled together 10 lessons learnt over the past 18 months:

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Vertical Agreements in the Luxury Sector

Our Brussels and London lawyers have contributed a Survey Article entitled “Vertical agreements in the luxury sector” to the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Oxford Academic. This is the first ever JECLAP Survey Article on vertical agreements in the luxury and fashion sector.

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