Fashion is an integral subset of the entertainment industry, especially for celebrity endorsement deals and merchandising. Our attorneys have counseled clothing, footwear, and jewelry designers and manufacturers with their fashion legal issues, including creating, asserting, and defending against intellectual property rights; IP management, product, and content licensing; and gray market, counterfeit, and “knock-off” goods.

Representative clients include:

  • Clothing, footwear, and jewelry designers and manufacturers
  • Merchandisers
  • Retailers

Samuel S. Allen

Partner, San Angelo

Stacy Allen

Partner, Austin

Thad H. Armstrong

Partner, Houston

Charles L. Babcock

Partner, Houston

Jennifer A. Bryant

Senior Counsel, Houston

Carl C. Butzer

Partner, Dallas

Lenora DuBose

Partner, Austin

Jeffrey R. Harder

Partner, Houston

George E. Hinchey

Partner, San Antonio

Michael K. Kuhn

Partner, Houston

Robert P. Latham

Partner, Dallas

Wayne F. Malecha

Partner, Dallas

Taylor McDowell

Associate, Austin

Mark H. Miller

Partner, San Antonio

Brian K. Prewitt

Partner, Austin

Kate L. Young

Associate, Austin
  • Help designers and manufacturers take the relatively inexpensive steps needed to create enforceable intellectual property rights in their products and manage their intellectual properties, import/export issues, and licensing issues.
  • Advice and negotiation of merchandising agreements.
  • Asserting and defending against fashion rights claims in litigation, including copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement, and gray market and counterfeit goods.