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
- 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.