Cultural history http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24861/all en Nike wins trademark case in US Supreme Court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nike-wins-trademark-case-us-supreme-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nike accused smaller rival Already of trademark violation</p> <p>* Rival accused of copying elements of Air Force 1 sneakers</p> <p>* Court: Already's claim mooted after Nike dropped own case</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Nike Inc won a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court barring a smaller rival from suing to void the company's trademark for its top-selling Air Force 1 sneakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/nike-wins-trademark-case-us-supreme-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clothing Cultural history Footwear Hospitality Law Nike Inc Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:00:24 +0000 5732342 at http://www.globalpost.com Stars ooze sex appeal, and show skin, at Grammys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/stars-ooze-sex-appeal-and-show-skin-at-grammys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US television network CBS may have warned stars not to show too much skin on stage Sunday at the Grammys, but the music industry's A-listers tested the limits in body-conscious, revealing gowns.</p> <p>Jennifer Lopez, whose plunging barely-there green Versace gown at the 2000 Grammys provided a red carpet moment for the ages, pushed the dress code to the edge with a daring black dress that covered most -- but not all -- of her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/stars-ooze-sex-appeal-and-show-skin-at-grammys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:30:29 +0000 5752277 at http://www.globalpost.com Marc Jacobs puts color back into NY Fashion Week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/marc-jacobs-puts-color-back-ny-fashion-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Colors at this New York Fashion Week have often seemed tuned to the stormy weather outside, but Marc Jacobs is among those who've decided to bring sunshine -- even if only onto the catwalk.</p> <p>The trend setter is always keenly awaited and even more so at this autumn-winter 2013 show, given scheduling problems that forced him to reshuffle the calendar.</p> <p>His first appearance featured his Marc by Marc Jacobs diffusion line, a taster before the main course that will take place on Thursday. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/marc-jacobs-puts-color-back-ny-fashion-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture Entertainment AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:31:42 +0000 5753276 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/refile-update-1-puma-ends-sailing-sponsorship-profit-crumbles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HBEAT-MESSAGE @ 2013-02-15 11:27:44 +0000. Generated from NTM heartbeat by DTCP-MDRJANM1B.</p> Business Clothing Cultural history Culture Digital Transmission Content Protection Entertainment Puma Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:15:35 +0000 5755351 at http://www.globalpost.com Retro night for fashion in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/retro-night-fashion-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It was retro night at London Fashion Week on Saturday with Mod girls, punk vibes and late 1980s ravers, plus a smattering of stardust in the form of singer Rihanna's first collection.</p> <p>The pop star has said it was a "dream come true" to design a line of clothes and accessories for the high street chain River Island, which had its worldwide first outing on Saturday night and will hit the shops next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/retro-night-fashion-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:00:42 +0000 5757869 at http://www.globalpost.com Rihanna shows off raunchy first fashion collection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rihanna-shows-raunchy-first-fashion-collection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pop star Rihanna showed off her first fashion collection on Saturday in London, with a raunchy street-style range displayed to the sound of thumping hip-hop beats.</p> <p>The Barbadian singer has said it was a "dream come true" to design a line of clothes and accessories for the high street chain River Island, a range which had its worldwide first outing amid London Fashion Week and will hit the shops next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/rihanna-shows-raunchy-first-fashion-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural history Culture Fashion AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 01:15:31 +0000 5757891 at http://www.globalpost.com Janet Jackson frenzy at Cavalli in Milan, Scervino discreet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/janet-jackson-frenzy-at-cavalli-milan-scervino-discreet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US star Janet Jackson's front row appearance at the Roberto Cavalli show at Milan fashion week on Saturday threw photographers into such a frenzy that they had to be physically hauled off the catwalk.</p> <p>Whistles and cat calls filled the air and the audience was roused for drama, which the Florentine luxury house conjured up with an autumn-winter 2013 collection mixing war apparel with a homage to Renaissance art.</p> <p>Nearly every item was embellished with studs or delicate chains to create an armour effect and miniskirts were pleated, echoing Roman Centurion kilts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/janet-jackson-frenzy-at-cavalli-milan-scervino-discreet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture Social Issues AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:15:16 +0000 5764275 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas says net profit down in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/adidas-says-net-profit-down-2012-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas said Thursday that one-off writedowns hit its bottom line in 2012, but underlying profits increased due to higher sales.</p> <p>Adidas said in a statement that its year-end net profit declined by 14.2 percent to 526 million euros ($683 million) last year.</p> <p>But the group said the figure included goodwill writedowns of 265 million euros largely related to "adjusted growth assumptions for the Reebok brand, especially in North America, Latin America and Brazil."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/adidas-says-net-profit-down-2012-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adidas group Clothing Cultural history Economy of Germany AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:00:32 +0000 5775905 at http://www.globalpost.com FBR plans to introduce procurement tax labels to tackle illicit tobacco trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/fbr-plans-introduce-procurement-tax-labels-tackle-illicit-tobacco-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> To tackle the issue of illicit tobacco trade in Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has planned to introduce Procurement Tax Labels and Supervision System, but the solution being favoured through the tendering process has already proven a failure in tackling the issues in many countries of the world.</p><P>A glance at worldwide experience shows that the proposed system implemented in different countries like Malaysia, , Brazil, Turkey and in some states of USA could not deliver the desired result as the paper-based stamps proved to be ineffective in addressing illicit trade challenges</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/fbr-plans-introduce-procurement-tax-labels-tackle-illicit-tobacco-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Collecting Cultural history Philately Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:34:11 +0000 Asianet 5810786 at http://www.globalpost.com Puma hires jewellery CEO to turn fortunes around http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/puma-hires-jewellery-ceo-turn-fortunes-around <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mette Fraende and Victoria Bryan</p> <p>COPENHAGEN/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Puma &lt;PUMG.DE&gt; poached a new chief executive from Danish jeweller Pandora, hiring a man with experience on the football field and at long-time rival Adidas &lt;ADSGn.DE&gt; to lead a turnaround of the German sportswear company.</p> <p>Bjorn Gulden has revived the fortunes of Pandora &lt;PNDORA.CO&gt; in the year he has been in charge, more than doubling the share price and pushing sales up 53 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/puma-hires-jewellery-ceo-turn-fortunes-around" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:45:04 +0000 5819165 at http://www.globalpost.com Royal Canadian Navy to run white ensign up the mast starting Sunday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/royal-canadian-navy-run-white-ensign-the-mast-starting-sunda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy is getting a new ensign to fly at the masthead and at naval shore establishments.</p> <p>The naval ensign, a white flag with the Canadian Maple Leaf flag in the top corner closest to the mast and a blue navy badge in the outer half, will now fly from the mast of warships at sea.</p> <p>The regular Maple Leaf flag will now be designated as the navy jack, which means it will fly from the ship's bow when it is tied up at a dock or buoy.</p> <p>Essentially, the change merely switches the positions of the two flags.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/royal-canadian-navy-run-white-ensign-the-mast-starting-sunda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural history Flags National symbols of Canada The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 00:01:17 +0000 5830180 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas net profit rises in first quarter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/adidas-net-profit-rises-first-quarter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Europe's biggest sportswear maker Adidas said Friday that its net profit grew six percent to 308 million euros ($403 million) in the first quarter and forecast full-year net earnings of up to 920 million euros.</p> <p>The German company that competes against Nike and Puma said revenue was down 1.9 percent at 3.75 billion euros, blaming negative currency effects.</p> <p>"Our group has delivered a solid performance in the first quarter of 2013," said Adidas Group chief executive Herbert Hainer in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130503/adidas-net-profit-rises-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clothing Cultural history Culture Technology AFP Fri, 03 May 2013 09:00:52 +0000 5830342 at http://www.globalpost.com Scented underpants for men, a 'Made in France' special http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/scented-underpants-men-made-france-special <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A company that specialises in "Made in France" underwear has raised nearly 19,000 euros ($25,000) from enthusiastic investors banking on its next titillating creation -- sweet-smelling underpants for men.</p> <p>The so-called "Indomitable" briefs will be manufactured by "Le Slip Francais", a company set up in 2011 by 27-year-old Guillaume Gibault, who decided to bank on a trend for all things made in France to sell underwear.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/scented-underpants-men-made-france-special" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural history Culture Technology Underwear AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 15:42:48 +0000 5832757 at http://www.globalpost.com Puma teams up with ASOS for round two http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130515/puma-teams-asos-round-two <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The online fashion site ASOS has teamed up with Puma for a second collaborative collection. </p> <p>Available from late June onwards and combining fashion and sport, prints and workwear materials, ASOS has teamed up with sportswear label Puma for a second ASOS Black collaboration. </p> <p>ASOS Black combines the talents of the online fashion retailer's own design team, who are "inspired by premium men's collections" with other fashion forward brands. Previous ASOS Black collaborations have also featured London designer Markus Lupfer. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130515/puma-teams-asos-round-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture Well being Thu, 16 May 2013 01:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5838942 at http://www.globalpost.com Puma teams up with ASOS for round two http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130515/puma-teams-asos-round-two <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The online fashion site ASOS has teamed up with Puma for a second collaborative collection. </p> <p>Available from late June onwards and combining fashion and sport, prints and workwear materials, ASOS has teamed up with sportswear label Puma for a second ASOS Black collaboration. </p> <p>ASOS Black combines the talents of the online fashion retailer's own design team, who are "inspired by premium men's collections" with other fashion forward brands. Previous ASOS Black collaborations have also featured London designer Markus Lupfer. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130515/puma-teams-asos-round-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Culture Health and Home Thu, 16 May 2013 01:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5838944 at http://www.globalpost.com