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Fashion Law 101: Mergers and Acquisitions Part II

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Guest Post by Mary Therese O’Sullivan Since we received so much great feedback on our intial Fashion Law 101: Mergers and Aquisitions post, and so many requests for more information, we decided to turn this topic into a series! So, since you already understand what a merger or acquisition is, and you made the very… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: How To Be a Disruptive Force

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Are you familiar with the expression “think outside of the box?” Wikipedia defines it as: a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. Yet when you take a hard look at it, why would you want to be in the box in the first place? My hunch is most of… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Mergers and Acquisitions

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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: Regular Rate of Pay

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Hi everyone!  I hope you all made it back from Las Vegas and had a great show.  I know Fox Rothschild’s fashion law team had a great time and it was wonderful to meet so many of you in person. Given that working a tradeshow (or fashion week, for those of you gearing up for… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Using Your Name as a Trademark

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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: putting the pieces together

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Right before memorial day, I heard Pitbull on the radio talking about how 2013 was the year he "Put The Pieces Together." Now, you frequent readers know that we here at the Fashion Law Blog think Pitbull is exceptional at brand building and brand extension.  So I am sure you are thinking, Staci – what in the… 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: Can Siri Keep A Secret?

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Edited from a post by Scott R. Bialecki on Fox’s IP & Regulatory Blog My children often use my iPhone to ask Siri the most bizarre questions.  For real.   And I bet most of you had tested her too…..   No matter what the question, however, Siri always seems to have an immediate answer.  Ever wonder how… 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

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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: Creating a “Strong” Trademark

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Guest post by: Lindette Hassan, Esq.   When creating a fashion line, it is important to be just as original and creative with the name as it is to be with the clothing.  From an intellectual property perspective, the strongest names or trademarks get the most protection, and when deciding on a mark, creativity and… 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

Reminder: Fashion Law Panel at UC Hasting School of Law

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I know you all are busy, but here is quick reminder to you Northern California fashion law fans to join us tomorrow night at the University of Hastings, College of the Law which will host its inaugural Fashion Law event. The details: Time: 6:00 – 7:15pm Location: Alumni Reception Center in Mary Kay Kane Hall, 200 Mc Allister Street,… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Don’t “Bamboozle” the FTC

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Last week, WWD reported that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued over $1.26 million in fines to Macy’s Inc., Sears Roebuck and Co., Amazon Inc and Leon Max Inc. for violations of: the Textile Products Identification Act and the FTC’s textile rules by labeling and advertising products sold in stores and online as made of bamboo when… Continue Reading

New Year, New Events: UC Hastings Fashion Law Panel

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The new year is always a chance to start fresh.  Where it be with a new season of offerings for your latest tradeshows, for resolutions or for other personal goals. In this very first month of 2013, I invite you to join me at a new event: the First Ever Northern California Fashion Law Panel at UC Hastings… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Coming to Southern California?

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Happy August everyone.  Since August equals back to school for all us garmentos, I thought it an appropriate time to get school related advice.  I am in discussions with a top Southern California Law School to teach a Fashion Law class, and if it goes well, to help design a Fashion Tract as a subset of its Entertainment program…. 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