JAY-Z / BARNEYS; Follow Up

In an effort to save face with Jay-Z, his fans, and members of Barneys’ shopping community, Barneys’ CEO Mark Lee offers and apology to the man himself.

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Jay can now continue building his empire.

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#NYFW and Law

Luxury labels, and their famous logos, are being co-opted by streetwear makers in a blossoming marriage of high and low, chic and street. The trend is indicative of the pervasive appeal of luxury brands and the ongoing dialogue between high fashion and youth culture.

Central to the trend, however, are the legal issues of trademark protection, and what legal strategies designer brands should pursue to guard their logos while cultivating a potential constituency of style-savvy customers.

via: Designer Clever Parodies Test Legal Boundaries in Streetwear

 

Designer Clever Parodies Test Legal Boundaries in Streetwear

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Read up on Fashion Law

Recent Publications

(1) Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

To the general public, the fashion industry is most closely identified with celebrated fashion houses mounting elaborate and highly publicized runway shows in the major fashion capitals of the world. In reality, the fashion industry is much more diverse, complex, and global. FASHION LAW AND BUSINESS unravels the complexity and provides clear guidance on the wide range of legal and business issues faced by fashion industry participants, including designers, suppliers, manufacturers of apparel and accessories, and retailers.

via PLI: Treatises – Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers.

PLI: Treatises - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

(2) The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Fashion Design

The American Bar Associations Legal Guide to Fashion Design is the authoritative handbook you need to make your way through creation to copyright to clothing store. Each chapter contains a general roadmap for one phase of the fashion design business:

*Trademark Creation
*Trademark Protection
*Copyright and Fashion
*Design Patent
*Internet Law
*Forming Your Business
*Funding in Fashion
*Employment Law
*The Runway
*Manufacturing
*Licensing

Included in each chapter and on an enclosed CD are the relevant forms, agreements, and contracts for that phase of production or sales, from model runway releases to nondisclosure agreements for manufacturers to sample trademark applications. Written by experienced lawyers who work closely with fashion designer clients, this Legal Guide to Fashion Design is the inside guide to the process of taking an idea and creating and selling a productperfect for entertainment and intellectual property lawyers; art, design, trade, and law schools; and burgeoning artists with an idea, in need of a guide to get them to inception.

via: The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Fashion Design

PLI: Treatises - Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers