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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

Anna Wintour Fan Club

Posted in Fashion Intellectual Property

Fashionista posted a story last week alerting the world that Urban Outfitters in London are selling Anna Wintour tote bags during London’s fashion week: "with the words “FAN CLUB ANNA WINTOUR” scribbled on the front. It’s £50, which is about $77." An internet search revealed that the item was also available on Urban Outfitters’ Website,… Continue Reading

The Secret To Launching A Successful Fashion Line: Recap

Posted in The Business of Fashion

by ChristaChan-Pak, Esq., FGI Member and aspiring Fashion Lawyer Last week emerging Los Angeles based designers gathered to gleam wisdom from established Fashion Business Consultant, Ralinda Harvey, during her presentation “Secrets to Launching a Successful Fashion Line” hosted by Macala Wright and FashionablyMarketing.Me. Ralinda gave the attendees a step by step guide to launching their own… Continue Reading