Fashion Law Seminar
Pre-requisites: Introduction to IP or Copyright Law and Trademarks and Unfair Practice
This seminar will cover the principal facets of fashion law, the business law specialty that deals with the everyday problems, legal issues, and commercial challenges of fashion and apparel companies, including both their wholesale and retail operations. Covered topics will include ethical challenges within the legal department of fashion companies; IP protection of apparel, accessories and textiles including recent proposed changes to expand U.S protection of fashion; the implications of counterfeiting and various civil and criminal methods of policing counterfeit goods; expansion of fashion brands in domestic and international markets, both directly by brand owners and through licensing; antitrust; international trade (import and duty issues); labor and employment; marketing, advertising and promotion of luxury brands; retail leases; and litigation of disputes in fashion and retailing.Grading and Method of Evaluation
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.