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Fashionable New Year: 2013

Posted in The Business of Fashion

From all of us here at the Fashion Law Blog, we wish you a year filled with prosperity, health and happiness.  Hopefully, you will use all you learned in 2012 to become better, stronger and more profitable, as well as more thoughtful towards your fellow workers, customers and neighbors. Over this holiday, remember, take some… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Coming to Southern California?

Posted in Licensing, The Business of Fashion

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

Calling All “Fashpreneurs”!!

Posted in The Business of Fashion

So what are you doing next week?  If you are East Coast based, I invite you to join me and my colleagues Gerard P. Norton, Ph.D. and Ted D. Rosen at the 2011 FashInvest Capital Conference! What’s FashInvest you ask? FashInvest is a community where investors, venture capitalists, private equity investors, entrepreneurs and industry CEOs will gather to… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to US! Fashion Law Blog Turns Two

Posted in The Business of Fashion

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  As most of y’all know, it is my favorite holiday – a time to reflect on the things we are  #grateful for, a time to spend with family and friends, and a time to start planning and making goals for next year…..and a time to celebrate this blogs birthday!!… Continue Reading

Three Reasons Why Christian Louboutin (rightfully) Loses Battle Against YSL

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Hi everyone.  Thank you for all the feedback on the CBS segment.  Your support has been overwhelming and super encouraging.  Now, let’s turn to the question on everyones mind: why did Louboutin lose when his red lacquered sole is so distinctive and clearly has secondary meaning (which is a legal term meaning consumers see the red… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: Brand Building

Posted in Licensing, The Business of Fashion

So how do you build a brand?  ahhh.  That’s a million dollar question that many professionals get paid lots of money to answer. Answering the question – what is brand building  is an easier place to start. Building a brand is expanding your company from the products that made it fabulous and successful.  You engage your loyal… Continue Reading

What your Fashion Brand Can Learn From Angry Birds

Posted in Licensing

Angry Birds.  I love it, my kids love it.  The Millennials love it. And Rovio, the maker of Angry birds, gets licensing.  Just today, Mashable reported that Rovio will be releasing a family cookbook full of egg recipes under the Angry Birds brand.  How smart is that? [and for those of you under a rock unfamiliar with the… Continue Reading

Lions and Tigers and BRANDING — Oh My!

Posted in Licensing

How excited am I?  As posted yesterday, I get to go to Vegas and report on and tweet about the Licensing Expo!  And I am slated to conduct some pretty cool interviews with top branding executives from Sony, Marvel, CAA and the Carton Network.  Cool huh? So for those of you who are not familiar with licensing, in short,… Continue Reading

Led Zeppelin, Uduak Oduok, Staci Riordan, Paris Hilton – Licensing International Expo 2011

Posted in Licensing, The Business of Fashion

Originally posted by Uduak Oduok on fashionentlaw.com and re-posted with permission. Aha! Made you look!! You are also probably wondering what Ms. Uduak Oduok, Esq. and Ms. Staci Riordan, Esq.’s names are doing next to worldwide personal brand names like Led Zeppelin and Paris Hilton? A whole lot. Uduak and I will converge in Las Vegas,… Continue Reading

Fashion Law 101: #TheJuggle

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Like most of you active in Fashion, the first part of 2011 was extremely busy for me.  Even though I haven’t been blogging as much, I am still active on twitter.  I tweet using the hashtag #thejuggle often and received some super kind emails from you telling me those are your favorite tweets.  Thank you! And some… Continue Reading

Grammy Style

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Fashion and Entertainment go hand in hand.  I just want to take a moment and say:    And now, we are left to wonder……what will they wear??   

IDPPPA will not prevent frivolous litigation

Posted in The Business of Fashion

In a position paper published by the California Apparel News on September 24, 1010, Kevin M. Burke President and CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association ("AAFA") said: The IDPPPA also dramatically curtails the opportunities for the industry to become mired in frivolous lawsuits. Unlike previous attempts at design-piracy legislation, this bill establishes a clear system to both… Continue Reading

Social Media Week Los Angeles

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Hey LA!  Are you ready for Social Media Week?  Sorta like FNO, but longer, Social Media Week is a global platform for conversation, collaboration and learning that will literally connect hundreds of thousands of people.  As part of the events going on in LA, there will be panel discussion, Style 3.0, that will discuss social media’s… Continue Reading

Why IDPPPA is going to KO the Business of Fashion

Posted in Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA), Fashion Intellectual Property, The Business of Fashion

Apparel manufacturers.  I am worried about the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ("IDPPPA") and so should you.  Do you know that last week WWD predicted a 10-15% rise in the wholesale price of fashion products for spring 2011? Or home sales are down 27% this year and unemployment remains about 9.5%? Or that cotton costs are up… Continue Reading

Compass, Time or Energy

Posted in The Business of Fashion

I know this week is crazy for most of you — finishing samples, finishing back to school distribution and getting ready to head off to your next rounds of trade shows.  In fashion, you always try to pre-plan, but when making your plans, just know there will be some last minute emergency.  While stressful at… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: New Design Piracy Bill Introduced into Senate

Posted in Design Piracy Prohibition Act (DPPA)

Well, we knew it was coming.  Today, Senator Charles Schumer introduced the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, or Senate Bill S. 3728 (IDPPPA). While it seems that NY academics, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) have signed off on this bill, I cannot find any indication that… Continue Reading