Fashion Law: There’s More to it than Intellectual Property (Retired)

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Most people think of intellectual property when they think of Fashion Law. However, there are many additional aspects to the practice of law within the fashion industry. Fashion is, after all, a business. Ms. Brandt will discuss the various aspects of law with which an attorney should be familiar when providing counsel to a fashion company in its formation, growth, product development, wholesale accounts, store operations, employee matters, marketing, and such other matters as may be applicable to a particular fashion client. 

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Event Details

Course Type

Course Instructor

Laura McCabe Brandt, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

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Course Description

Most people think of intellectual property when they think of Fashion Law. However, there are many additional aspects to the practice of law within the fashion industry. Fashion is, after all, a business. Ms. Brandt will discuss the various aspects of law with which an attorney should be familiar when providing counsel to a fashion company in its formation, growth, product development, wholesale accounts, store operations, employee matters, marketing, and such other matters as may be applicable to a particular fashion client. 

Principles

  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Marketing
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance

Syllabus

  1. Formation
      • Tax Advice
      • Limitation of Liability
      • Structure based on Company’s business plan
      • Ongoing Corporate Governance compliance depending on chosen entity structure
      • SEC compliance, if public company
  2. Intellectual Property
      • Definitions:
          • Trademarks
          • Copyright
          • Patent
      • Name/Logo/Domain Name
      • Products/Tag Lines
  3. Employment Law
      • Employee
      • Independent Contractor
      • Hiring, Discipline, Termination
      • Training
      • PTO/Leave
      • Policies
  4. Contracts
      • Licensing
      • Wholesale/Commission
      • Manufacturers
      • 3PL Logistics
      • Labor
      • Vendors
  5. Real Estate
      • Office Lease
      • Warehouse
      • Specialty Leases
  6. Ecommerce
      • Privacy Policy
      • Terms and Conditions
      • Mobile App End User Agreement
      • WISP
      • Accessibility
  7. Bricks & Mortar
      • Lease
      • Construction/Design
      • Signage
      • Standard Operations Procedures
      • Point of Sale/Customer information
      • Dress Codes/Uniforms
      • ADA Compliance
  8. Marketing/Social Media
      • Sweepstakes
      • Influencers
      • Network Advertising Initiative
  9. Regulatory Compliance
      • Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)
      • Consumer Products Safety Commission (“CPSC”)
      • Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
      • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)
      • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”)
  10. Wrap-Up
      • Inhouse Roles
      • Serving as Outside Counsel
      • Experts v. Generalists

Instructor

Laura McCabe Brandt, Esq.