Fashion

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Fashion

Fashion and professional modeling is an integral subset of the entertainment industry which provides its own unique set of issues and circumstances which warrant specialized industry knowledge. Our team has experience providing representation to modeling agencies, professional models, and designers, as well as fashion show producers.  Fashion is pervasive across entertainment, media, and sports – endorsements, brand protection, merchandising, distribution, intellectual property protection, and media, as well as the production of shows and events.  Our team has provided counsel to clothing, footwear, and jewelry designers, manufacturers, and retailers, in addition to show producers, agencies, and talent.

Representative matters and experience includes:

Litigation:

  • Copyright and trademark infringement, enforcement, and defense.
  • Personal injury defense.
  • Employment liability claims, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, breach of covenants not to compete or distribute confidential information.
  • Commercial litigation involving breach of contract and related claims.

Intellectual Property:

  • Intellectual property right protection, including copyright and trademark review, social media, media, publication, and rights to privacy and publicity matters.
  • Global intellectual property rights, including global registration, protection, clearance, and enforcement.

Business Transactions and Contract Negotiations:

  • Negotiating agreements.
  • Business formation and entity selection.
  • General corporate representation and governance.
  • Capital raising and securities compliance.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assistance with financing as borrower or lender.
  • Product placement (sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and managing agreements).
  • Franchise and license agreements.
  • Cross-marketing and brand-building opportunities.
  • Tax compliance.

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