Daily Brief

April 23, 2018

TODAY’S TOP FIVE CAN’T-MISS STORIES

  • 1

    Gucci and Guess End Nine-Year Trademark Dispute

    After a nine-year long legal battle over the Guess logo and diamond pattern, which Gucci alleges are direct copies of its trademark, the two companies said they had reached an agreement “which will result in the conclusion of all pending IP litigations and trademark office matters worldwide.” Read more on Business of Fashion

  • 2

    China's JD.com Makes Push to Lure European Luxury Brands

    Chinese e-commerce company JD.com made a pitch on Wednesday to attract more European luxury brands to its site, saying it could offer faster delivery and better protection against fakes than bigger rival Alibaba Group Holding. Read more on Reuters

  • 3

    How the “Chinese Hermes“ is Reaching an Instagram Audience When the App is Banned in China

    Founder Jiang Qiong’er launched the brand in 2008. She was working in visual merchandising for Hermès when she happened to sit next to former house executive Patrick Thomas at dinner. She shared her dream for making Chinese culture cool again. As it turned out, he had a similar agenda for building a new luxury brand, and the rest is history. Read more on Footwear News

  • 4

    Meet the Billionaire Shaking Up Hong Kong’s Cultural Scene

    As one of the world’s youngest billionaires, Adrian Cheng isn’t short of ambition. Here he speaks to Vogue Living about art in China today and gives us a tour of his biggest project to date - one set to revolutionise the shorelines and skylines of Hong Kong. Read more on Vogue

  • 5

    Mercedes Will Preview Maybach SUV Aimed at China’s Billionaires

    The focus on China reflects its importance as a market for the world's most exclusive cars. According to the "Hurun Global Rich List 2018" report, China added four dollar-billionaires each week last year and led the world with a total of 819 whose combined net worth amounted to $2.5 trillion or 3.2 percent of global GDP. Read more on Automotive News Europe