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In Brief: A Digest of Fashion and Apparel Projects

Client Success
  • Provide clearance and advice on trademarks, trade dress, copyrights and designs in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • Represent clients before the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Represent clients before U.S. Customs regarding alleged counterfeit goods, incorrect classification and the importation of apparel under free trade agreements.
  • Advise fashion and other clients in connection with leases and other real estate transactions.
  • Review and negotiate contracts, purchase order terms and conditions, buying agency agreements and distribution agreements in the footwear industry.
  • Represent clients in the acquisition and sale of fashion brands and companies.
  • Prosecute and enforce footwear and clothing utility and design patents.
  • Provide advice on apparel website development, content, privacy policies, COPPA, FTC and e-commerce practices.
  • Prosecute and defend on behalf of fashion clients in a variety of litigation matters, including intellectual property infringements, cancellations and oppositions, UDRP proceedings, employment-related disputes, labor relations, and employee benefits and executive compensation issues.
  • Represent fashion clients in connection with environmental issues, such as the import/export of chemical substances used in production; conducting transactional due diligence worldwide to ensure compliance and proper permitting in accordance with statutes and regulations (e.g., Mexico, Asia, Europe).
  • Advise fashion clients on corporate and tax matters, including company formation, company dissolution, acquisitions, divestitures and financing arrangements.
  • Conduct compliance reviews and provide representation to clients relating to alleged violations of lead levels and other materials regulated under state and federal law.