Recommended Reading: FASHION LAW, A GUIDE FOR FASHION DESIGNERS, FASHION EXECUTIVES AND ATTORNEYS

Recommended Reading: FASHION LAW, A GUIDE FOR FASHION DESIGNERS, FASHION EXECUTIVES AND ATTORNEYS

Community Members who follow the Fashion Industry Law page (http://www.lexisnexis.com/Community/copyright-trademarklaw/landing-page.aspx?Item=301) would be well advised to delve into this new work.  FASHION LAW is a comprehensive survey of the legal issues of the industry, covering not only US and international copyright, trademark law and trade dress, design and utility patents and trade secrets, as well as licensing and counterfeiting, but such non IP subjects as business structures, commercial operating agreements, employment law issues, marketing, advertising and promotion, retail leasing and customs issues, all with a string industry focus and international scope.

The chapters are written by experts both from law firms that serve the fashion industry, and, refreshingly, in-house legal experts. The text flows seamlessly from the basic to the advanced, with practical examples, forms and discussions of important cases. It is an extraordinarily useful introduction for a lawyer, in-house or out, new to the industry, as well as a highly useful desk reference for more experienced lawyers.

The fashion industry is a unique alchemy of pure creativity and hard-headed commerce, truly international, and dependent substantially on intellectual property and contract rights-a lawyer's dream. This book does right by both to the fascinating industry it covers and the lawyers who serve it.