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Sales rebound in fourth quarter after a tough year for French luxury giant

Google wins trademarks battle with Louis Vuitton

Google won a significant victory in its seven-year battle with the owner of Louis Vuitton yesterday when Europe's highest court cleared the internet search giant of trademark violations in its advertising practices.

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Revenge is sweet for Emirates Team New Zealand

Revenge came both sweet and easy for Emirates Team New Zealand when winning a second consecutive Louis Vuitton Trophy on its home waters of the Waitamata Harbour today.

Team New Zealand survive in Auckland

With a finish line manoeuvre to exonerate an earlier penalty, Emirates Team New Zealand kept its Louis Vuitton Trophy bacon sizzling and lived to fight another day against Italian rivals Azzurra in their semi-final clash.

Team Origin crash out of Louis Vuitton Trophy

Death came very suddenly for Britain's finest when a rueful Ben Ainslie admitted ashore: "That was a very good lesson in how not to run a boat race."

Britain's America's Cup team comes out fighting

When your back is to the wall you either fight or die and Britain's America's Cup team came out fighting as the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta moved into the knockout phase.

Team Origin suffer losses in Louis Vuitton Trophy

Even Olympic gold medallists have their bad days and the hugely talented brains trust in Britain's America's Cup squad experienced major frustration losing the two final races in the run to the knockout phase of the Louis Vuitton Trophy.

Team Origin record second victory at Louis Vuitton Trophy

In a regatta with great significance for 2010 as a whole, Britain’s America’s Cup team, Origin, recovered its rhythm and stride today to record a second consecutive victory in the Louis Vuitton Trophy.

Did TV star Elena Skordelli murder the man who sacked her?

With its hit-men, sibling loyalty and business rivalry, the court case that opens in Cyprus tomorrow is worthy of any soap opera

The devil eats finger food: The caterers creating the last word in canapé chic

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Calm down! Wood buys Lloyds out of eSure

The eSure founder Peter Wood yesterday promised no let-up when it comes to television's most annoying ads as he celebrated the buyout of Lloyds Banking Group from the business.

America's Cup faces further delay

There are doubts over whether the re-run of the first America's Cup race will be staged tomorrow.

Carola Long: 'A welcome breeze of practicality is blowing through the collections'

Handbags have been the focus for some of fashion's least ergonomic moments. The oversized clutch was a prime example; when filled too full it looked like a large, lumpy haggis, while the lack of strap made everyday metropolitan activities such as swiping one's Oyster card while swigging a latte almost impossible. Then there's the tiny shoulder bag; purportedly big enough for such girl-about-town essentials as a lipstick and mobile, but in reality barely big enough for a Sim card.

Designers Rykiel, Jacobs made French knights

Fashion notables Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel are now knights in France's Order of Arts and Letters.

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