Fashion Law

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In todays' 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 a 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, 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
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


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