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The Wrap: Under Armour and Adidas settle an infringement Lawsuit, Beyonce is accused of using a sweatshop for her activewear brand
May 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world ... * Athletic wear companies Under Armour and Adidas have kissed and made up. Both retailers have reached a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding mobile fitness product patents, according to The Baltimore Sun. "Adidas AG, Under Armour Inc. and MapMyFitness Inc. have resolved their pending patent…

Racist Imagery on Sorority T-shirt Due to Clerical Error
May 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

When the Alpha Delta Pi sorority from Alabama’s Samford University decided to make shirts for its spring formal, this probably isn’t the end-result it expected. The shirts were printed with a vintage map of Alabama, which included an image of an African-American man eating a watermelon, according to

Philadelphia 76ers Are First Team to Sell Jersey Ad in NBA
May 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

StubHub shoots and scores the first NBA jersey ad. According to ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers has become the first team to sell an ad on an NBA jersey. And the first sale didn’t take long, considering the NBA just approved the on-jersey advertisement plan last month...

Can I Switch from QuickBooks Online to Premier?
May 20, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Question: Last year, I called QuickBooks to ask which program I should buy. They told me QuickBooks Online, and switched me from QuickBooks Premier to Online, but it doesn't do what I need it to do. Can I convert back to QuickBooks Premier? Answer: Yes, but it's not easy. Intuit sells QuickBooks Online as a…

The 2016 Top 50 Distributors: No. 5, HALO Branded Solutions
May 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Each year, Promo Marketing provides the definitive ranking of the Top 50 Distributors in the promotional products industry. For the next two weeks, we will be counting down the top 10 distributors of 2016 with exclusive interviews featuring the CEOs, presidents and owners of each company. Check back each day for more updates on the…

Quinn Flags Adds Walt Greene to the Team
May 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has announced the addition of Walt Greene to the marketing department as the new product development specialist. It is through the constant demand for new products within the industry that Quinn Flags saw the need to have a dedicated…

Nike Owns the Term 'Waffle,' Opposes Rival Trademark
May 23, 2016 at 2:07 pm

The word "waffle" has multiple meanings. You can be referring to the delicious breakfast food, or you could be saying that someone changes his or her mind about things. Or, in the case of Nike, you are talking about designs on clothing and textures. That last definition belongs to Nike and Nike alone. The Fashion…

Is this Olsen Twins-inspired T-shirt Illegal?
May 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

From copyright laws to trademark regulations, it's important to do your homework when it comes to designing promotional products. However, most distributors probably haven't considered potentially violating rights of publicity. That exact problem has landed retailer Nasty Gal in hot water, according to The Fashion Law. Nasty Gal sells a shirt that reads, "You're the Ashley…

The Wrap: Museum to Spotlight the Plain White T-shirt, Students Sent Home For Wearing Haitian Flag Shirts
May 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm

MOMA is launching an exhibit that will feature clothing from the last hundred years; Miami high school students were sent home for wearing Haitian flag shirts; J.C. Penney will focus less on apparel; a North Carolina school district wants to ban skinny jeans; and more people are renting clothes instead of buying: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…