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Family Feud: Italian Jeweler Sues Designer Laura Buccellatti for Misuse of Family Name

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New York–Laura Buccellati, grandniece of famed jeweler Mario Buccellati, is the target of a lawsuit charging her and her handbag company with trademark infringement and misuse of the Buccellati trademark. In a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court, Southern Division of New York, Milan-based Buccellati Inc. accuses Laura …

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LVMH’s Q3 18% Sales Increase Adds Optimistic Outlook for Luxurygoods Sales

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Paris—If there’s a company that’s rightfully bullish on luxurygoods sales, it’s LVMH, which today reported 18% increase in its third quarter earrings to 6.01 billion euros (about $8.23 billion) Excluding currency swings and acquisitions, the sales increase beat analysts’ estimates for 5.85 billion euros for the quarter. Noting a continuation …