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Fashion Law 101: Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Guest post by Mary Therese O’Sullivan Every time we open WWD, it seems that there is Merger or Acquisition announced.  Just a week or so ago, we all read that Authentic Brands Group (ABG) bought Juicy Couture for $195 Million.   This past August, JustFab and ShoeDazzle announced that they will merge their companies in order… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Using Your Name as a Trademark

Posted in Fashion Intellectual Property

This guest post is authored by Lindette Hassan.  Lindette is an Associate in Fox’s Intellectual Property Practice.  She can be reached at lhassan@foxrothschild.com or 610.397.6518. ____________________________________________________________________________ In fashion, designers strive to put their individual stamp on their designs. This ambition extends to the choosing a brand name for a store or fashion line, sometimes by… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: 3 Reasons Why Complaining Employees are Good For Your Fashion Brand

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Edited from Jeff Polsky’s post on Fox’s California Employment Law Blog If you have human resources responsibilities, you spend a lot of time listening to people complain. Their boss is mean. Their job is stressful. No one works as hard as they do. Everyone steals their designs.  What a bunch of crybabies, right? But here’s the… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Lessons in Branding From “The Great Gatsby”

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Guest Post by Jackie Lechtholz-Zey, Esq. As most of you know by now, we love branding over at the Fox Rothschild Fashion Law Blog. We love building brands, expanding their visibility through creative licensing strategies, and ultimately creating lifestyle brand empires. In the past, we’ve seen some exciting brand collaborations on the screen (really, television)… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Visual Storytelling

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Over the past year, we have begun to see fashion brands truly embracing digital media.  Instead of bloggers just taking up space in the front row of runway shows, we see more and more brands connecting with the public by live streaming their shows, encouraging their audience and models to tweet the images of the… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Form I-9 (revised)

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Guest Post by Alka Bahal   So, as you savvy fashion brand owners or HR managers may know, all U.S. employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for every employee hired in order to verify that the individual is authorized for employment in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: CALIFORNIA BROADENS THE PROTECTIONS FOR PREGNANCY (PUN INTENDED)

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Guest post by Nancy Yaffe.  It originally appeared on Fox Rothschild’s California Employment Law blog.   We already know that California law for pregnant employees is much more generous than other states. Pregnant women here can get up to seven months of protected time off, with insurance benefits and reinstatement; that is up to four months off… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: H-1B Visas

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Guest Post by Alka Bahal Fashion Brands beware! The clock is ticking and you just might miss your chance to obtain or keep that talented foreign designer you desperately need. Why? Because you need an H-1B visa in order to employ foreign national. Just in case you don’t know, the H-1B is a versatile nonimmigrant… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: What “Mr. Worldwide” Can Teach Your Fashion Company About Brand Extension

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As you know, I often draw inspiration from music, and am convinced that music and fashion are explicitly intertwined. Fashion, like music, is a form of entertainment and music, like fashion, has an incredible impact on trends.  Today, like never before, we are seeing musicians use their innate power to extend their own brand as well… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: How to Create a Movement

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First, I have to start off apologizing.  This post was supposed to go up yesterday in honor of B.A.F.F.L.E.D’s second anniversary. When I first suggested to friends and colleagues that there is such a thing as "fashion law," they laughed.  Now, six years into being a practicing Fashion Lawyer (as a Fashion Litigator and doing Fashion transactions),… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Three reasons to “WOW” your Customers

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How much time does your Fashion Company devote to giving better customer service compared to getting new customers?  Most companies I see spend most of their time trying to sell, or "get into" the next big retailer, instead of providing their bread and butter customers better service.  Most think, what for?  They already carry my designs. Here are… Continue Reading