When you think about shopping for engagement rings, Costco Wholesale Corporation probably isn’t the first retailer that comes to mind. However, the warehouse club chain was desperately trying to claim a growing share of the fine jewelry market – by offering “Tiffany” diamond engagement rings. In doing so, Costco has been charged with trademark infringement… Continue reading Tiffany’s Triumph in Costco Trademark Case
When it comes to buying authentic products, it’s important to know the difference between “authorized” and “unauthorized” dealers. What is an “Authorized” Dealer? An authorized retailer has a contractual relationship with a manufacturer. Simply put, authorized dealers are granted official rights to sell the brand’s merchandise. This relationship benefits both the retailer and the manufacturer.… Continue reading Authorized vs. Unauthorized Dealers: What’s the Difference?
Luxury and Resale: Frenemies or Friends with Benefits? Recent data has shown that Americans are increasingly considering resale value when making luxury purchases. This growing mindset has fostered the success of authenticated luxury consignment marketplaces like Vestiaire Collective, TheRealReal and Portero. Estimated to be worth about $34 billion, the luxury apparel resale market is one of the fastest… Continue reading Luxury and Resale: Frenemies or Friends with Benefits?