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Neall promises to send council more rigorous critical area law

By John A. Morris and John A. The state law requires only a 25 foot buffer.

ARTICLES BY DATECouncil tackles county’s liquid assets in pair of environmental bills

By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun February 24, 2013

Environmental matters dominated the attention of the Anne Arundel County Council this week, as members voted to add restrictions on development in the county’s so called “critical area” near tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and hosted a spirited public debate on the question of imposing countywide storm water management fees. By a 5 2 vote at their Feb. 19 meeting, council members approved the first measure, which supporters said brings the county’s critical area code in line with amended state regulations.

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By John A. Morris and John A. . . . The best result for the residentswould be to allow no development, but that really isn’t legal.”Tree service fined $10K for unpermitted clearing

March 29, 2012

The Maryland attorney general’s office says a Pasadena tree service has been fined $10,000 for clearing trees without a permit in a critical area. Attorney General Doug Gansler’s office said Thursday that Steve J. Everd,
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Jr., the owner of Branching Out Tree Service, pleaded guilty to the unpermitted clearing of a privately owned waterfront property in Davidsonville. The clearing was reported to Anne Arundel County by the South River Federation Riverkeeper.

County panel considers gaps in Critical Area rules

By John A. Morris and John A. The committee, appointed by County Executive Robert R. Neall, is reviewing the county program and will propose amendments this fall.”Anne Arundel County has always been one of the stalwart supporters of the critical areas Peninsula but had been placed But, in the four years since the state approved the county’s program, Ms. Taylor said, the commission has realized that “all that once was thought to be roses and glitter isn’t.Critical areas’ bill delayed

Seeking to avoid a complicated fight in an election year, county officials have decided to set aside efforts to reform the “critical areas” environmental protection law until voters select a successor for outgoing County Executive Janet S. Owens. County leaders reached their decision after a series of recent public meetings on proposed revisions to critical area laws,
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which regulate development within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Morris and John A.

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David Lauren is a creative spirit. Clad in a classic tweed jacket paired with bright orange pants and brown sandals, the 32 year old head of advertising and marketing for Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. clearly is dressed the part for freshening the luxury lifestyle brand without straying too far from its to the manor born tradition.

“I want to bring a new energy and spirit to something my father created,” the young scion said, sitting cross legged in his office in the headquarters of the estimated $10 billion lifestyle empire dreamed up by his father, Chairman CEO Ralph Lauren.

Though the younger Mr. Lauren has been in his current role of senior VP advertising, marketing and corporate communications since 2001, marketing was consolidated under him in June upon the departure of previous marketing head Jeff Morgan, who moved to president of the company’s product licensing division. His candor he says “it’s too early to tell” what stamp he’ll put on the business by many accounts may be his greatest asset.

“David approaches the job with a great curiosity and an interest and openness to other ideas, other people, other things,” said Peter Hunsinger, VP publisher for Conde Nast’s GQ. Mr. Hunsinger has worked closely with Mr. Lauren as the recipient of some of the company’s roughly $112 million media budget. “He doesn’t walk into situations pretending to know it all,” agreed David Zinczenko, editor of Rodale’s Men’s Health.

knowing both sides

Such lack of pretension may be misinterpreted by some as a deficit of experience or wisdom for the job, especially given who his father is. But Mr. Zinczenko offers a different perspective. “David spent a few decades learning the business from the absolute genius of image marketing, and then went out and started his own magazine to learn the media business from the other side,” he said.

Mr. Lauren, the one time editor in chief of the now defunct youth lifestyle magazine Swing, is still a major media hound. As such, he is anxious to develop projects that will evolve the storytelling tactics employed by his father and tap into the convergence of advertising and entertainment. But he must walk a fine line between a brand image cultivated over 37 years and the changing times.

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“We’re not in a rush,” to choose an entertainment project , Mr. Lauren said. “There are a million ideas out there but we have to pick our projects carefully.” Branded content, when it comes, might not be such a leap. Mr. Lauren cultivates close relationships with both editors and publishers of the magazines the company advertises in, maybe more than most because of his editorial background. The company has been criticized for putting pressure on magazines for mentions in editorial pages in exchange for ad dollars.

Mr. Lauren is unapologetic. “If there’s a push from the company, there is a push from all fronts, from advertising to editorial content,” Mr. Lauren said. GQ’s Mr. Hunsinger said synchronicity between Ralph Lauren’s ads and the editorial product has always been a goal for the company. He added Mr. Lauren’s creative leanings mean he is particularly concerned about ensuring that the same emotional message resonates throughout.

In an effort to protect its image, Polo earlier this year brought its advertising in house. It brought on staff many of the people who had worked at its long time agency Carlson Partners. The company has always had close control over creative and now has media buying in house.

The younger Mr. Lauren is a “voracious reader” who brings to weekly ad meetings as many as 30 tearsheets, many from outside the traditional fashion and shelter titles, according to Nancy Murray, senior VP public relations and financial communications for Polo Ralph Lauren. “He brings things to his dad that aren’t on his radar and Ralph feeds on that.”

The end result has been an extension of media buys into hipper, younger titles, especially for the launch last year of the Slim Fit Polo. Together with a major push to get the shirt on the backs of young celebrities and fashionistas, editorial coverage and a direct mail piece, the efforts have paid off. In its women’s Polo business alone, sales shot up 100%.

Given Mr. Lauren’s storytelling strategy, why not create his own magazine? In house media projects have “been discussed, created, not released, then we’ve gone back to the drawing board,” he said. But right now, “it’s not the company’s priority.”Expanding the company’s storytelling tradition is crucial, however, and for now at least, the Internet is Mr. Lauren’s tool of choice.

Streaming video offers interviews with photographer Bruce Weber or makeup tips so that “one spread in a magazine becomes hundreds of pages on the Web site,” he said. Mr. Lauren himself has interviewed a host of people who “embody the Polo philosophy” on the site, among them actor Kevin Costner and OutKast’s Andre 3000.

The site has helped drive relevance of Polo with teenagers, giving it a cross generational reach that is “a marketing feat in the fashion business,” said GQ’s Mr. Hunsinger.

Reaching out to young consumers will continue with a host of new product lines, among them the test of a preppy retail concept for Polo called Rugby, set to open in Boston in October, and the launch of a new premium business with Polo Jean. Polo will also make a big push on its RLX brand of very young, high tech performance sportswear.
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Host Lisa Ann Walter gets the crowd to give during Face Forward Third Annual It Forward charity event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on June 22, 2017. Photo courtesy The Comedy Store/ Face Forward.

By Jenny Peters

star Shaun Toub attends Face Forward Third Annual It Forward charity event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on June 22, 2017. Photo courtesy The Comedy Store/ Face Forward.

fight domestic violence victims at The Comedy Store, with a night of stand up yukks. Led by the always hilarious Lisa Ann Walter, who served as host (and did a very funny set, too), comics of all colors, shapes and sizes hit the stage to support Face Forward Third Annual It Forward fundraising event.

The house was packed with supporters, including Face Forward founders Deborah Alessi and her husband, Dr. David Alessi, the Beverly Hills based facial plastic surgeon. Together, the couple is dedicated to providing pro bono physical and emotional reconstruction services to women, children and men who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking or any other cruel, disfiguring acts of crime. fame, star Shaun Toub and Lydia Cornell.

Comedian Amir K had everyone in stitches at Face Forward Third Annual It Forward charity event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on June 22, 2017. Photo courtesy The Comedy Store/ Face Forward.

Up on stage, Aisha Tyler led things off, joking that the night was chance to get really fcked up for a great cause, and encouraged everyone to drink up and give generously, too. Then the laughs started and despite the weirdly inappropriate behavior of The Comedy Store bouncers, who went out of their way to stifle the typical comedy club call and response banter between audience and performers and the donations rolled in.

Aisha Tyler joined Face Forward founders Deborah Alessi and Dr. David Alessi at Face Forward Third Annual It Forward charity event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on June 22, 2017. Photo courtesy The Comedy Store/ Face Forward.

Helen Hong, Amir K and Cathy Ladman did wildly different sets, but all three had the crowd in stitches, while Rachael O Stephen Kramer Glickman and Bobby Lee worked a bit harder for their laughs. The gem of the night was the wacky Linda Lovin set, as the alter ego of comedian Cynthia Levin brought the house down with her outrageous antics.

Comedian Helen Hong performs at Face Forward Third Annual It Forward charity event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on June 22, 2017. Photo courtesy The Comedy Store/ Face Forward.

Comedian Cynthia Levin kills it at Face Forward Third Annual It Forward charity event at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood on June 22, 2017. Photo courtesy The Comedy Store/ Face Forward. Opens in recent memory? I sure didn but when the invite to visit that legendary golf tournament, being held in Wisconsin for the first time since its inception in 1895, came across my desk, I was intrigued.

The spectacular Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.

For Wisconsin was one of the few states I had never visited, despite having a grandmother from there (who was a rabid Green Bay Packers fan) and loving good cheese. Open puts on, in the third century since its inception?

The Harley Davidson Museum is a must visit place in Milwaukee. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.

Milwaukee certainly knows how to put on a show during the summer, for when the weather turns warm this city perched on Lake Michigan and crisscrossed with three rivers (the Milwaukee, the Kinnickinnic and the Menomonee) is all about getting outside and having fun. There even Bradford Beach, a popular lakeside beach, where crowds form to surf, play volleyball and just hang out in the sun.

Who knew there was a beach in Milwaukee? Hanging out at Bradford Beach by Lake Michigan. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.

When I visited in June, the festival season was in full swing. The Polish Festival was rockin on the lakefront, as was the massive Lakefront Festival of Art held at the spectacular Milwaukee Art Museum. And Summerfest, the world largest music festival, is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in late June/early July, at the Henry Maier Festival Park situated right on the lakefront.

Miller Park, home of the Brewers baseball team, is an architectural marvel in Milwaukee. Photo courtesy Visit Milwaukee.

Speaking of art, there currently a terrific installation of 22 sculptures lining Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee main drag. The one mile stretch of Sculpture Milwaukee will be on display (and for sale) until October 22, 2017; the brainchild of businessman Steve Marcus, it will be an annual event every summer. Follow the sculptures and you end up at the Milwaukee Art Museum, with its world class fine art collection and iconic Quadracci Pavilion, Santiago Calatrava architectural wonder with a moveable wingspan. Don miss it when you visit. And don miss the Harley Davidson Museum, either, for even if you are not a big fan of motorcycles, this is one fascinating museum. Open at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. on Sunday, June 18, 2017. They serve beer there, too, just like countless other places; try Lakefront Brewery for some of the city best locally brewed beers and a laugh filled brewery tour in this city built by breweries. Often called beer capital of the world, Milwaukee has been the home of Pabst, Schlitz, Miller, Best and Blatz, all built by German American immigrants no wonder their Major League Baseball team is known as the Brewers!

The Brewers play in another architectural gem, Miller Park, with its fan shaped convertible roof that retracts to let in the sun and closes up to keep out summer storms. It was wide open when I visited, saw them beat the San Diego Padres in 10 exciting innings and had one of the best pulled pork sandwiches ever.
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For those looking for an extra deal at the outlet, Sunglasses Hut are offering a further 30 per cent off outlet prices. Anyone with a valid voucher can get an additional 20 per cent off their purchase at the Polo Ralph Lauren outlet store. You can download theRalph Lauren voucher and see other brands’ deals here.

Lushhave slashed the price of their festive cosmetics by 50 per cent although the deal is only available in store. The retailer, which will open its Brunel shopping centre store from 10.30am 5pm, is not running an online sale.

John Lewis at Home in the Mannington Retail Park will be closed on Boxing Day but reopens at 9am on Wednesday. Their winter sales have already started online.

Sofa firm DFS on Wootton Bassett Road is open 9am 8pm. Oak Furniture Land at the Mannington Retail Park opens 9am 8pm, offering 50 per cent off certain lines.

If you’re hoping to get in shape after Christmas Day indulgence, outdoors store Cotswold Outdoor in the Mannington Retail Park will open from 11am 4pm. Go Outdoors on Ocotal Way opens from 9am 6pm.
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The world’s best athletes have officially arrived!

With designers like Ralph Lauren, and Giorgio Armani behind some of this year’s uniforms, we think it’s about time to add a new sport to the Olympic Games: arriving in style!

Team USA kept it real preppy with Ralph Lauren designed uniforms that screamed, “America is here, and ready to (politely) party!” The best athletes of the United States made their glorious entrance outfitted in striped red, white and blue shirts covered by a classic Ralph Lauren navy blazer and casual boat shoes. Nothing says confidence like a pair of white jeans!

France in Lacoste

The French also opted for white in their opening ceremony look, designed by Lacoste, but went for a much sportier look, featuring polos, white pants and zip up track sweaters. Tres chic!

Italy in Giorgio Armani

Team Italy kept it slick, sophisticated, and very Euro in their sporty Giorgio Armani black tracksuits with white detailing. Who needs colors when you have Armani?

Australia in Sportscraft and Tom’s

Australia arrived looking like the happiest bunch of Slytherins we’ve ever seen, with their green pinstripe blazers and white trousers, accented with gold ties and scarves. The Aussies kept it sentimental with their look, sporting the names of past gold medal winners in the lining of their jackets, and comfortable shoes designed by Tom’s.

RELATED: 7 Craziest Moments From Past Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Republic of Korea (South Korea) in Bean Pole

If Team South Korea seems a bit covered up for a summer in Rio, it’s because they are. South Korea also opted for a little prep(aredness), as retailer Bean Pole designed their garments with a special insect repellant to protect against the Zika virus. Fashionable and functional!

The Canadians clearly don’t play around. Our friends up North shut it down in DSquared2 gear, designed by Dean and Dan Caten, sporting edgy blazers made of track suit material. Dare we say Canada looks like team USA’s cooler, hipper (yet nicer, because Canada, ya know?) older sibling? Never has a maple leaf looked so badass!
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As billions have been invested into Atlantic City’s revitalization in the past decade, one success story is The Atlantic City Outlets, better known as The Walk. Since opening in August 2003, the outdoor shopping mall has expanded to cover several square blocks of retail space.

Developed by the Cordish Company, a third generation, family owned organization from Baltimore, The Walk is atypical of most shopping outlets. According to Kim Butler, The Walk’s general manager and marketing director, most shopping centers target consumers within a 60 mile radius. However, the uniqueness of Atlantic City and its resort amenities draw visitors from hundreds of miles.

Cordish has received national excellence awards for several distinguished retail/entertainment and mixed used projects in Baltimore, Houston, Charleston, Salt Lake City and Landover, Maryland.

The Walk’s 54 national brand outlet stores, entertainment venues and new restaurants and clubs connect the Atlantic City Convention Center to the Boardwalk casinos along Michigan Avenue. NJ Transit’s Atlantic City train stop is located within the Convention Center, only steps away.

Although many shops have overlapping inventories for a variety of customers, visitors may find specialty stores in the following categories:

ACCESSORIES: Stores include Claire’s, Coach Factory Store, Fossil, Kenneth Cole Outlet Store and Wilson Leather Outlet.

BOOKS: Borders Outlet


DINING/ENTERTAINMENT: AC Diner, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill Bar, Auntie Anne’s, Cavo Crepe Caf, Ruby Tuesday, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Starbucks, Stewart’s Root Beer, Subway and The 40/40 Club.

FASHION APPAREL: Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Atlantic City Harley Davidson, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bare Feet Shoes, Bass, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein,
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Dress Barn/Dress Barn Woman, Ecko Unlimited, Gap Outlet Store, Geoffrey Beene, Guess Factory Store, H M, Izod, J. Jill, Jockey, Kenneth Cole Outlet Store, London Fog, Nautica, PacSun, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Souvenir Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Store and Van Heusen.

HOME DECOR: Yankee Candle Company

JEWELRY: Ultra Diamond

SHOES: Bare Feet Shoes, Bass, Ecco, Factory Brand Shoes, Nine West, Reebok and Timberland.

SPECIALTY SHOPS: KB Toy Outlet, McMenamin’s Newstand, Perfumania, Sunglass Gallery and Vitamin World.

The Walk welcomes organizations and tour groups. All visitors that are part of an arranged group receive the Atlantic City Outlets “Preferred Customer” Discount Flyer, which provides more than $2,000 in discounts, offers and savings. Holders of an AAA membership are also eligible for a preferred customer discount.

The Walk holds many community and charitable events for the region. The NJ ICON Concert Series competition takes place every Saturday afternoon through September, from 1 to 3pm. The winner of the vocal contest will be coached for a future national recording audition.

Group Axe Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts and dance company, entertains with a free martial arts demonstration every Friday through Monday from 6 to 8pm on the plaza in front of the Gap Outlet. The group combines Afro Brazilian martial arts and dance.

Next month, following the popular Atlantic City Air Show on Aug. 23, there will be live entertainment at The Walk from popular casino band Don’t Call Me Francis starting at 5pm.

Many stores at The Walk also participate in the First Wednesday promotional program in Atlantic City (See p. 74).

The Walk is readying an expansion of another 30 to 40 outlets. Demolition has been completed, and construction on Phase II, which is underway. By this time next year, all stores are expected to open.

“We are thrilled with the success of the stores at The Walk,” says Butler. “It has exceeded everyone’s expectations. By having retail options all over town,
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The Shops of Grand River in Leeds, shown here under construction in early August, is an outlet mall being developed by Daniel Corp. that will open in fall 2010. (The Birmingham News / Frank Couch)

The developer of the Shops of Grand River outlet mall said another 10 retailers have committed to opening stores at the $127 million center, which debuts next month.

Daniel Corp., the developer, said the new additions include fashion labels Kenneth Cole and DKNY. Frozen yogurt chain Red Mango also will join the list of tenants, now numbering 54.

Samford University Brock School of Business professor Darin White said it’s encouraging to see large national retailers expanding into the Birmingham market, especially amid a brutal economic downturn. White said the expanded list of outlet stores looks good from both a national and local economic perspective.

“These types of businesses would not enter into a new market without a pretty significant feeling that the local economy could support their entry,” he said.

New commitments at the Shops of Grand River:

Tenants will fill 80 to 85 percent of the mall’s space by Oct. 28’s grand opening, according to Daniel Corp. Vice President of Development Doug Neil. Neil said the firm is in discussions with other potential tenants that might join later.

Daniel has signed tenants including Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, The Gap and Brooks Brothers for the center, which is near the Bass Pro Shops stores off Interstate 20.

Some believe the Shops of Grand River will give the entire retail sector in the Birmingham area a boost.

UAB professor Robert Robicheaux said outlet malls create a “trading area,” drawing in shoppers from a geographic area of a few hundred miles. And when they come from that far, customers will shop at other retail centers such as The Summit and The Galleria.

“It’s part of the changing paradigm of retail,” he said.

And with few malls popping up across the nation, Robicheaux said the expansive retail center being readied in Leeds is an unusual development for an industry that has become largely dormant.

Daniel also announced the center’s sponsorship and participation in the Shop, Save and Share fund raiser organized by the Junior League of Birmingham. The Junior League sells cards for $40 to be used at participating stores in the Shops of Grand River and more than 500 other businesses around Birmingham. The cards give holders a discount of 20 percent from Oct. 27 through Nov. 7, said Shop, Save and Share committee chairwoman Jaime Melton Anderson. The Junior League raises money to run 27 programs across the city benefiting women and children. This is the fifth year for the fund raiser.
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Damien Carrick: Today we’re looking at life’s little luxuries: wristwatches, perfumes, alcohol and chocolates. They can hit both our hip pocket nerve and our waistline, so why do we actually go there?

Last year my favourite TV program was The Gruen Transfer. I loved the way the show would shine a light on what makes a product irresistible to consumers the words, logos, shapes and colours, that together make a shopper choose one brand over all the others.

In fact there’s quite a cluster of these disputes in both the alcohol and chocolate industries, where it seems trademarks are just as important as taste buds. And just a few days ago, a trademark dispute here in Australia involving a US based sportswear company and a Swiss industry association finally settled.

The association’s lawyer is Campbell Thompson, partner with law firm Freehills.

Campbell Thompson: Well we were acting for the Federation of Swiss Watch Manufacturers and they represent the interests of Swiss watchmakers worldwide. They seek to ensure that watches are marketed around the world as Swiss watches, only when they are in fact of Swiss origin. And they were involved in this case because a company called K Swiss had applied to register a trademark for K Swiss for watches, and that trademark did not have any limitation that prevented the mark from being used in relation to watches not of Swiss origin.

Damien Carrick: Now tell me, who is K Swiss?

Campbell Thompson: K Swiss actually is a manufacturer and tennis shoes and other sporting apparel.

Damien Carrick: So they had a registered trademark in various places, including Australia, in the sportswear category, but they were applying for a trademark in the watches category in Australia?

Campbell Thompson: That’s right. And so the Federation opposed the trademark on three grounds, but the primary ground was that because of the connotation of the mark, that its use would be likely to deceive or cause confusion amongst the public, and in particular that it would lead people to think that the watches were made in Switzerland.

Damien Carrick: What’s the difference between sports goods with a K Swiss brand or logo on it, and a watch with a K Swiss logo on it?

Campbell Thompson: Well that’s a good question. Obviously from my client’s perspective, they represent watchmakers, and so they don’t have a broader role to play in terms of the use of the Swiss designation, but also Switzerland is particularly well known for watches, and I think it’s fair to say it’s got a very long standing reputation and fame for watchmaking in particular.

Damien Carrick: I think last October there was a decision by the Registrar of the Office of Trademarks here in Australia;
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this was a decision on whether or not K Swiss could get a trademark in this watches category. What was that decision?

Campbell Thompson: Well the office actually allowed the trademark registration, but subject to a condition that it only be used in relation to watches that were of Swiss origin, and in particular that complied with a 1971 Swiss ordinance which stipulates how a watch qualifies for the designation of Swiss origin.

Damien Carrick: So what was the reasoning of the Trademarks Office in handing down this decision?

Campbell Thompson: Well essentially the Trademarks Office found that the trademark K Swiss had as its dominant element the word ‘Swiss’ and that the presence of the letter ‘K’ at the front of the word and other elements of the mark which were essentially a simple shield device, didn’t in any way dispel the overall impression of the mark which was Swiss, and the decision maker held that in Australia indeed it’s very well known amongst the public that the use of the word ‘Swiss’ designation for watches signifies that the watches are of Swiss origin, and it’s very well known that Switzerland is a source of high quality watches and has been for many, many years.

Damien Carrick: So the trademark was likely to deceive or cause confusion, and I guess the actual logo or trademark included a sort of geographic indicator, something which really kind of branded the product as being Swiss.

Campbell Thompson: That’s right. K Swiss had argued that actually consumers would see its mark as being a brand, and it tried to rely also on the fact that it did indeed have a reputation in a different market, for its tennis shoes and its apparel, to indicate that therefore consumers wouldn’t be confused, but the decision maker, the office disagreed.

Damien Carrick: So that was last October. I understand that K Swiss appealed the decision, but just a few days ago it’s withdrawn the appeal papers and the matter is now settled? The dispute is settled.

Campbell Thompson: That’s right. The dispute is settled between the parties. The court still have to give effect to the orders, but the dispute is settled. The trademark itself has been withdrawn, or will be withdrawn, as part of the settlement.

Damien Carrick: Have K Swiss obtained similar sorts of trademarks in other jurisdictions, in the watches category?

Campbell Thompson: They have applied to protect K Swiss in the watches category in other jurisdictions, and there is in fact a global battle going on. Indeed in this part of the world, in New Zealand in June last year, the High Court rules in favour of the Federation in a similar dispute.

Damien Carrick: And had K Swiss been successful in any other major jurisdictions?

Campbell Thompson: Not to my knowledge. There’s been a dispute in the United States and in several other jurisdictions, but to date the Federation’s been successful.

Damien Carrick: Now moving away from this particular case, Campbell Thompson,
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August 8, 2002

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.’s first quarter profit fell 79% as the maker of Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco clothing cut prices while exiting two apparel lines and changed how it accounts for European business results. Net income fell to $6.46 million, or 7 cents a share. Sales, including licensing revenue, fell 9.8% to $467 million. Penney Co. Chief Executive Myron “Mike” Ullman III believes its biggest brand launch ever an exclusive line with Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. couldn’t happen at a better time. “We think given this competitive climate, we are very well positioned to take market share,” Ullman said. The brand, American Living, is expected to be a billion dollar business in the next few years,
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accounting for 5% of the department store chain’s annual sales, Ullman said.

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April 16, 2005 From Associated Press

Clothing retailer Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. said a glitch in its software that set off an alert about the theft of credit card information had been repaired. A spokeswoman said the company was notified last fall that fraudulent charges were showing up on some credit cards. “We found we were storing more information about persons’ credit cards than we should have,” spokeswoman Nancy Murray said.

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. said it would eliminate fur from its apparel and home collections, starting with the next holiday season. said its fiscal fourth quarter profit fell 4.9% as markdowns on a glut of clothing from last year wiped out higher sales of its latest fashion lines. Profit from operations fell to $27.3 million, or 27 cents a share, in the quarter ended April 3, from net income of $28.7 million, or 29 cents,
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a year earlier. That matched the average estimates. plans to hold an initial public offering that would raise as much as $600 million. The New York based apparel and fragrance company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell an undetermined number of Class A common shares. Chairman and Chief Executive Ralph Lauren and Vice Chairman Peter Strom together own the remaining 72% of the privately held company.