"Gucci Quits US Anti-Counterfeiting Group After Alibaba Joins" (Associated Press)
"Gucci America has quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the second defection since the Washington, D.C.-based group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to become a member in April."
"Luxury Brands Downsize in Hong Kong and Move to Macau to Reach Chinese Tourists" (South China Morning Post)
"With fewer tourists, particularly those in Chinese tour groups, visiting Hong Kong, high-end retailers are instead looking to Macau for expansion."
"China Regulator to Launch Campaign to Clean Up E-Commerce, Online Ads" (Reuters)
"Chinese authorities will launch a campaign to clean up e-commerce — targeting trademark violations, counterfeit and poor quality products and the faking of transactions to boost a merchant's online rankings."
"Apple Loses an iPhone Trademark Battle in China" (The Wall Street Journal)
"The Beijing court ruled in favour of a Chinese company named Beijing Xintong Tiandi Technology Co. that makes wallets, handbags, smartphone cases and a wide range of other leather goods all bearing the name IPHONE."
"Gucci Sorry for Warning to Hong Kong Funeral Offering Shops" (Associated Press)
"Gucci and its parent company have apologised after drawing heavy criticism for warning some Hong Kong shops not to sell paper offerings for the deceased that resembled the fashion brand's luxury products."