Fashion lawyers are en vogue

Fashion is bigger business than ever, and is weathering the current economic downturn well, including thanks to an increasing focus on emerging markets and supply chain consolidation. Franchises and licences are being taken back in-house to improve brand strategies, quality and the bottom line, and constant action is being taken to protect the valuable brands and designs that fashion businesses are built on. Once frowned upon as insufficiently exclusive, the digital world is now a key market, but also a hotbed for copycats and counterfeits. Appointing the right designers is also a fundamental ingredient for a fashion house’s success and image. 

All of these issues require legal input, transforming what was previously a rather niche legal sector into a key service area. This has led to an increasing number of lawyers specialising in so-called “fashion law” – either in-house at leading luxury brands and high street retailers, or in private practice acting for the whole spectrum of fashion clients, from conglomerates to up-and-coming designers. Cases involving fashion brands and designers are also increasingly hitting the mainstream press and social media, leading to an increasing awareness of brand and design disputes and controversies…

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