Fashion Law Toolkit
Resources to assist counsel in addressing common fashion industry legal issues, including intellectual property, the supply chain, advertising and marketing, labor and employment, retail leasing, and privacy and data security.
Fashion is a highly sophisticated trillion dollar global industry. According to the US government and industry analysts, consumers spend more than $250 billion annually on fashion in the US alone and the fashion industry employs almost 2 million people in a variety of occupations. As a result, counsel advising fashion companies confront a broad spectrum of legal issues related to:
Designing and developing new products.
Protecting intellectual property.
Contracting with manufacturers, suppliers, and other supply chain participants.
Building strong brands through advertising, marketing, and promotions.
Complying with government regulations.
Hiring employees, independent contractors, and interns.
Leasing retail space.
Securing company data.
The Fashion Law Toolkit includes various maintained resources to assist counsel in addressing these and other issues that commonly arise when advising individuals and companies in the fashion industry. For an overview of fashion law in the US and related practice considerations, see Practice Note, Fashion Law: Overview ( www.practicallaw.com/2-616-4923) .