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What's in the book
In today's highly competitive global market, fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and executives need state, federal, and international laws to protect their intellectual property—their brands and the products by which their customers recognize them. Fashion Law provides a concise and practical guide to the full range of legal issues faced by a fashion company as it grows from infancy to international stature. Updated to reflect recent legal decisions and regulatory developments, this revised edition covers such vital issues as intellectual property protection and litigation, licensing, anti-counterfeiting, start-ups and finance, commercial transactions, retail property leasing, employment regulations, advertising and marketing, celebrity endorsements, and international trade. Features of the text help to make legal concepts accessible to the lay reader. More than 25 leading attorneys practicing in the emerging legal specialty of fashion law contributed the chapters for this authoritative text, and their expertise provides a foundation for fashion professionals and their legal advisors to work together effectively.
New to this Edition
-Expanded section on Intellectual Property protection, including an all new Chapter 6 on Litigation
-All new Chapter 10 on Fashion Finance Features
-Box Features provide real-life examples that demonstrate the role that law plays in the fashion business, including landmark court cases and current events
-Practice Tips discuss legal issues that should be considered as fashion designers and executives establish procedures for conducting their business
-Sample Clauses familiarize readers with the legal language that covers the rights and responsibilities of the parties to agreements.
Instructor's Guide and PowerPoint presentations available.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1: A Survey of Fashion Law: Key Issues and Trends by Guillermo C. Jimenez
Part II Intellectual Property Issues
Chapter 2: Trademarks and Trade Dress by Marc P. Misthal
Chapter 3: Copyright by Charles Colman
Chapter 4: Design Patents, Utility Patents, and Trade Secrets by George Gottlieb
Chapter 5: Design Piracy Legislation: Should the United States Protect Fashion Design? by Guillermo C. Jimenez, Joseph Murphy, and Julie Zerbo
Chapter 6: Litigation Strategies in Fashion Law by David H. Bernstein
Chapter 7: Fashion Licensing by Karen Artz Ash and Barbara Kolsun
Chapter 8: Counterfeiting by Barbara Kolsun and Heather J. McDonald
PART III Commercial Operations and Expansion
Chapter 9: Fashion Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing the Business by Henry Welt
Chapter 10: Fashion Finance by Valerie Radwaner and Raphael Russo
Chapter 11: Selling and Buying: Commercial Agreements in Fashion by Donald L. Kreindler
Chapter 12: Employment Law Issues in Fashion by Elise M. Bloom and Lee Sporn
Chapter 13: Celebrities and Fashion Models: Endorsement and Promotion Agreements by Ted Max
Chapter 14: Marketing, Advertising, and Promotion by Ashima Dayal, Brooke Erdos Singer, and Antonio Borrelli
Chapter 15: Retail Leasing for Fashion by Matthew E. Epstein and Lee Sporn
Part IV International Aspects
Chapter 16: Global Sourcing and International Trade by Guillermo C. Jimenez
Chapter 17: Import and Customs Issues in Fashion by Frances P. Hadfield and Amanda M. Simpson
Chapter 18: International Development of the Fashion Business by Michael F. Colosi
Chapter 19: International Fashion Law: Brand Protection and IP Law in Key Fashion Markets by Connie Carnabuci and Victoria White
About the Contributors
Karen Artz Ash (Chapter 7) is a partner in the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (U.S.); she is also an adjunct professor at the New York Law School.
David H. Bernstein (Chapter 6) is a partner at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (U.S.); he is also an adjunct professor of law at the New York University Law School and at the George Washington University Law School.
Elise M. Bloom (Chapter 12) is a partner in the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP (U.S.).
Antonio Borrelli (Chapter 14) is Assistant General Counsel at The Donna Karan Company LLC (U.S.).
Connie Carnabuci (Chapter 19) is retired from the Hong Kong office of the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (China).
Charles Colman (Chapter 3) is an attorney at the law firm Charles Colman Law PLLC (U.S.) ; he is also an acting assistant professor at the New York University School of Law.
Michael F. Colosi (Chapter 18) is Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (U.S.)
Ashima Dayal (Chapter 14) is a partner at the law firm Davis & Gilbert LLP (U.S.)
Matthew E. Epstein (Chapter 15) is a partner at the law firm Goulston & Storrs (U.S.).
George Gottlieb (Chapter 4) is a partner of the law firm Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. (U.S.)
Frances P. Hadfield (Chapter 17) is an attorney with the law firm Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (U.S.); she is also a licensed Customs Broker.
Donald L. Kreindler (Chapter 11) is a partner in the law firm Phillips Nizer LLP (U.S.).
Frank Lord (Chapter 9) is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (U.S.).
Theodore C. Max (Chapter 13) is a partner at the law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (U.S.).
Heather J. McDonald (Chapter 8) is a partner in the law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP (U.S.).
Marc P. Misthal (Chapter 2) is a partner at the law firm Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. (U.S.)
Joseph Murphy (Chapter 5) is a patent attorney and founder of the Law Offices of Joseph D. Murphy (U.S.).
Valerie Radwaner (Chapter 10) is a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (U.S.).
Raphael Russo (Chapter 10) is a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (U.S.).
Amanda M. Simpson (Chapter 17) is an attorney with the law firm Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP (U.S.).
Brooks Erdos Singer (Chapter 14) is a partner at the law firm Davis & Gilbert LLP (U.S.).
Doreen G. Small (Chapter 13) is of counsel to the law firm Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP (U.S.).
Lee Sporn (Chapter 12) is the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary at Michael Kors (U.S.).
Henry Welt (Chapter 9) is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is a principal of H. Welt & Company (U.S.).
Victoria White (Chapter 19) is an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (China).
Julie Zerbo (Chapter 5) is the creator and editor in chief of the blog The Fashion Law (U.S.).
About The Authors
Guillermo C. Jimenez, Esq., is Professor of International Trade and Marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology (U.S.), and holds adjunct teaching appointments at the New York University Stern School of Business, the International School of Management in Paris (France), and New York’s Iona College. Jimenez is an academic advisor to the Fashion Law Committee of the New York County Law Association and is a technical expert on international trade for the International Chamber of Commerce.
Barbara Kolsun, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC (U.S.); she is also an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University. Kolsun has also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Seven For All Mankind, LLC, and Kate Spade, LLC.
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