Fashion Law A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-13
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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The revised Second Edition of Fashion Law provides authoritative information on all legal aspects of the fashion business—from the start-up phase all the way through international expansion.

Updated to reflect recent legal decisions and regulatory developments, the book covers the principal legal disciplines that play a role in the life of a fashion company: intellectual property protection and litigation, licensing, anti-counterfeiting, start-up and finance, commercial transactions, employment regulations, advertising and marketing, celebrity endorsements, and custom and international trade. Editors Jimenez and Kolsun provide comprehensive legal information and guidance for students of fashion and law, fashion designers, fashion business executives, and lawyers specializing in fashion.

Author Biography

Guillermo C. Jimenez, Esq., is Professor of International Trade and Marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology, USA. Jimenez is an academic advisor to the Fashion Law Committee of the New York County Law Association and is a technical expert on international trade for the International Chamber of Commerce.

Barbara Kolsun, Esq., is Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of Stuart Weitzman, LLC, a luxury shoe design, manufacturing and retail company based in New York and adjunct Professor, Fashion Law, at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law, USA. Prior to Stuart Weitzman, Kolsun served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Seven For All Mankind, LLC, and Kate Spade, LLC.

Table of Contents

1. Fashion Law and the Fashion Business: An Introductory Overview (Guillermo C. Jimenez, Fashion Institute of Technology)
2. Intellectual Property in Fashion
2.1 Intro: Overview of Intellectual Property Protection in Fashion
2.2 Trademarks and Trade Dress (Marc Misthal, Gottlieb, Rackman, & Reisman, P.C.)
BOX: Effective Trademark Searches (Glenn Gundersen, Dechert LLP)
2.3 Copyright in Fashion (Charles Colman, NYU)
2.4 Patents and Trade Secrets in Fashion (George Gottlieb, Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C)
2.5 Fashion I.P. Litigation: Strategies for Dispute Resolution (David Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.)
2.6 International I.P. Protection – Registration Processes (Connie Carnabuci &Victoria White, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
2.7 Design Piracy Legislation – U.S. and International Comparison (Guillermo Jimenez, Fashion Institute of Technology)
Appendix: Researching IP Issues: Links and References
4. Fashion and Apparel Licensing (Barbara Kolsun, Stuart Weitzman LLC & Karen Ash, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.)
5. Anti-counterfeiting (Barbara Kolsun, Stuart Weitzman LLC. & Heather J. McDonald, Baker Hostetler)
BOX: Internet Issues (Joseph Gioconda, Gioconda Law Group PLLC.)
6. Fashion Entrepreneurship: Business Format and Start-up Issues (Henry Welt, Fashion Institute of Technology)
7. Fashion Finance (Valerie Radwaner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP.)
8. Selling and Buying: Commercial Agreements in the Fashion Sector (Geri Elias, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., & Donald L. Kreindler, Phillips Nizer LLP.)
9. Employment Law Issues in Fashion (Elise M. Bloom, Proskauer Rose LLP.)
10. Marketing, Advertising and Promotion (Ashima Dayal, Davis and Gilbert LLP & Vejay Lalla, Davis & Gilbert LLP.)
BOX: Celebrity Endorsements and Spokesperson Agreements (Ted Max, Sheppard Mullin)
11. Retail Leasing for Fashion (Matt Epstein, Goulston & Storrs)
12. International Development of the Fashion Business (Michael F. Colosi, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.)
13. International Trade, Sourcing and Human Rights Compliance (Guillermo Jimenez, Fashion Institute of Technology)
14. Import and Customs Issues in Fashion (Frances P. Hadfield, Grunfeld, Desiderio,
Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP.)
15. Fashion Law in Key International Markets (Connie Carnabuci & Victoria White, as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
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