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Fashionable Thought of the Day

Posted in The Business of Fashion

To close out the month, here is one more quote that should resonate with all you creatives out there: The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle – Laura Smith I say this quote on twitter and turns out it is the title of an amazing article by Laura and it was published in The Atlantic.  … Continue Reading

Fashionable Thought of the Day

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Not sure about you, but my month has been super busy slaying dragons.  Given recent events and victories, I felt the need to share with you the following words of wisdom: Never confuse kindness with weakness – anonymous   xoxo Staci

Happy Birthday to US! Fashion Law Blog Turns Four

Posted in The Business of Fashion

I hope all you enjoyed your thanksgiving holiday. It is my favorite holiday because it brings together all kinds of people, from all races and religions and gives us a moment to take a time-out, search for inner peace or just stop and smell the coffee and reflect on all the wonderful things in our… Continue Reading

Fashionable Friday: Recommended Reading

Posted in The Business of Fashion

It has been a crazy week in the world of Fashion Law!  But, I am finally caught up from my trip to DC. Now, we here at the Fashion Law Blog are busy finalizing plans for the Licensing Expo in Vegas.  More about that next week.  Until then, here is what we have been reading: J.C…. Continue Reading

Fashionable Friday

Posted in The Business of Fashion

I saw this and had to share.  Give it some thought this long weekend: "A business without a vision isn’t a business, it’s just a past time."                                                                      – Leonard A. Lauder. xoxo Staci

On the Road to Magic…..

Posted in Licensing, The Business of Fashion

I hope everyone had a great #Grammy week, and for those of you east coasters, you survived Nemo!  I know we confused some of you with our #FRBranding tweets on Friday so let us explain.  Fox Rothschild held a private event in honor of Grammy week that started with a panel discussion titled, "Winning Strategies For… Continue Reading

Lululemon and Calvin Klein’s Settlement Over Yoga Pant Design Patent Stirs Interest In Oft Neglected Design Patent Protection For Clothing

Posted in Fashion Intellectual Property

Guest post by Tom Chan, Esq.   The entire fashion community is talking about Lululemon’s recent design patent infringement suit against Calvin Klein, wherein Lululemon claimed Klein violating its rights in its iconic "cross-over waistband." The recent settlement between Lululemon and Calvin Klein is stirring up renewed interest in design patent protection for apparel brands. Contrary… Continue Reading

Fashion, Food, Football and Finance

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Caught your attention, right?  What in the world does Fashion, Food, Football and Finance have in common?  And why are you reading about it on the Fashion Law Blog? Well, all four industries are thriving, despite having very little intellectual property protection.  They are also covered in Professor Kal Raustiala and Professor Christopher Sprigman’s new… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to US! Fashion Law Blog Turns Three

Posted in The Business of Fashion

I hope all you enjoyed your thanksgiving holiday.  It is my favorite holiday because it brings together all kinds of people, from all races and religions and gives us a moment to take a time out…..smell the coffee and reflect on all the wonderful things in our lives.  It is also a time for shopping,… 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

Fashion Law 101: Internships

Posted in The Business of Fashion

Summer is in full swing.  Fashion Brands are working hard on getting their back-to-school goods out, and at the same time are busy getting ready for the next round of tradeshows.  Times like this cause companies to crave extra help, and with the state of economy, have many people begging to intern or work for… 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

Christian Louboutin (rightfully) Loses Battle Against YSL

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My esteemed Fashion Law Colleague, Susan Scafidi, and I were both featured on CBS’s the Early Show commenting on U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero’s denial of Christian Louboutin’s request for a Preliminary Injunction to stop Yves Saint Laurent  from selling red shoes, claiming YSL’s shoes infringe on Louboutin’s trademarked red sole. As seems to be our… 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