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    Businessman jailed in the U.K. for running an “industrial scale” counterfeit clothing factory


    Inderjit Sangu was sentenced to four years imprisonment by the Birmingham Crown Court on Aug. 23 after pleading guilty for manufacturing and selling fake designer clothes. The 67-year-old businessman ran an “industrial scale” operation in Hockley, a central inner-city district in the city of Birmingham, England, which supplied market stall ...

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    Taliban assure support for men’s cricket in Afghanistan, fate of women’s programs unclear


    The Taliban have assured that they will not interfere with the Afghan men’s national cricket team, the country’s most popular sport. The Taliban told the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) that work for the men’s team could continue as planned, Reuters reported. ACB said that two training camps in Kabul have ...

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    New Balance sues Michael Kors over allegedly similar “N” mark


    New Balance has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Michael Kors, claiming that two models of its sneakers use an “N” in their design that is “confusingly similar” to the iconic “N” in New Balance footwear. New Balance specifically targeted Michael Kors’ Olympia and Pippin shoe collections. The case was ...

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    Decathlon Australia fined over incorrect safety warning labels


    The Australian branch of Decathlon has been fined A$1.5 million (€928,000) by Federal Court Justice John Nicolas for selling portable pools and basketball hoops that failed to comply with Australian safety standards between 2016 and 2019. The warning labels were either too small or lacking the mandatory wording: “Children have ...

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    Allbirds launches CO²-labelled activewear, but faces greenwashing claims


    Allbirds, the San Francisco-based brand of sustainable footwear, has just released its first athletic apparel range, consisting of five women’s styles and two for men, made from different woven and knitted fabrics that integrate recycled polyester and nylons, Merino wool, eucalyptus tree fiber and Tencel Lyocell. Consisting of tank tops, ...

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    JanSport sues wholesaler for reselling backpacks as “new”


    JanSport Apparel Corp., a subsidiary of VF Corp., is suing Los Angeles-based Bravo Wholesale of Los Angeles for allegedly selling inferior JanSport products on and other online stores. According to JanSport, Bravo obtains JanSport products from unauthorized dealers and markets them as “new” while they are often used or ...

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    Russia is eyeing a bid for the 2036 Olympic Games


    Russia is considering the possibility of organizing the 2036 Olympic Games in St. Petersburg or another Russian city. Several other cities have already submitted their bids, said the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, at a meeting with Olympic champions and medalists in the Sambek village, in Russia’s southern Rostov Region, ...

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    UKactive and Sport England launch digital strategy for the fitness sector


    UKactive has announced the launch of its Digital Futures strategy, in partnership with Sport England , to improve the digital processes used by fitness and leisure operators. The strategy will support them with the latest benchmarking tools, providing guidance and insight to modernize and grow. Digital Futures ...

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    Amazon and GoPro file lawsuit against alleged counterfeiters of camera accessories


    Amazon and GoPro issued a jointly filed lawsuit on Aug. 9 against seven individuals and two companies for alleged counterfeiting of popular GoPro camera accessories, including “ The Handler ” floating grip and “ 3-Way ” grip, extension arm and tripod mount. The defendants attempted to offer the ...

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    Former Adidas executive petitions U.S. Supreme Court


    James Gatto , the former U.S. marketing executive of Adidas accused of making payments to collegiate athletes and their families to win them over for sponsorships, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse his 2018 conviction for wire fraud. Earlier this year, an Appeals Court had upheld the ...

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    Peak complains about Brazilian football team not wearing the brand’s uniforms on Olympic podium


    After beating Spain in the Olympic final, the players of the Brazilian men’s football team went to the podium in Tokyo with their Peak official sweater tied around their waist. The players appeared in their Nike -produced shirts instead of wearing the sweater made by Peak. This was ...

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    Former Nike executive goes to jail for fraud


    Errol Andam , a former Nike executive involved in retail brand marketing, was sentenced to serve 31 months in prison and to pay back $1,669,207.45 to its former employer. He had pleaded guilty to committing fraud, diverting proceeds from Nike pop-up stores for his own use and partnering with ...

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    Tennis Australia launches its own venture capital fund


    Tennis Australia , the governing body for tennis in Australia, has announced the creation of Wildcard Ventures , a new entity that will identify and invest in early-stage companies focusing on technologies across sports, health and entertainment. Tennis Australia is the latest sports organization to launch its own venture capital ...

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    Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026 sign collaboration agreement


    The Organizing Committees for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games and the Milano Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have announced a collaboration agreement aimed at encouraging joint initiatives and activities toward more sustainable and innovative Games in 2024 and 2026. The agreement was signed ...

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    Early end to industry lockdown in Bangladesh, new concerns over floods and China


    We have started to hear reports of “panic buying” by various apparel companies that are sourcing finished products and materials such as elastane from Chinese suppliers as the new delta variant of the Covid-19 epidemic has started to cause some localized factory shutdowns in Beijing and at least four other ...

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    FIS releases World Snow Day 2021 report


    To better understand World Snow Day 2021 , which was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Ski Federation ( FIS ), as the organizer, has released its final report detailing all aspects of the event, including details about the 110 events in 33 countries and their participants, ...

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    Canada Goose sues Goose Country


    The Fashion Law has reported that Canada Goose is suing Goose Country , a U.S. outerwear brand. In the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on June 30, Canada Goose claims that “the look and feel of the outerwear ...

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    IOC recognizes six new sports federations, adds ski mountaineering for Milano Cortina 2026


    Six International Sports Federations (IFs) were granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) at its 138th session in Tokyo on July 20. The six new IFs are: the International Cheerleading Union ( ICU ), the International Federation of Muaythai Associations ( IFMA ...

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    Opinion: Jochen Schäfer on the new distribution rules for the EU - A Game Changer or Not?


    A guest article by Jochen Schaefer: As already reported by SGI Europe on July 13, 2021, the EU Commission has published a first draft of the revised EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation 2022 (“VBER 2022”) accompanied by a comprehensive 92-page draft set of guidelines on vertical restraints (“Guidelines 2022”), ...

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    Shenzhou and Eagle Nice slow output in Vietnam


    Pou Chen and Kingmaker Footwear are shutting down their shoe factories in Vietnam, as previously reported , and we now hear about the shutdown of at least another local shoe producer, Chang Shin Vietnam Co. Meanwhile a couple of important producers of sports apparel are doing the ...