Course Description

601:533. FASHION LAW 2 (S)



The Fashion Law course will explore the legal issues that are typically faced by fashion companies and fashion designers throughout the global fashion industries.  Covered topics will include: exploration/analysis of recent, fashion-related litigations; trademark and other intellectual property protections available for 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); ethical challenges within the legal department of fashion companies; labor and employment; marketing, advertising and promotion of luxury brands and retail leases.