Reuters: “In fashion circles, lawyers becoming sought-after accessories”

Fashion law is a growing niche practice addressing diverse areas that affect the fashion industry, including intellectual property, financing, international trade, government regulation, real estate, zoning, dress codes, and other employment issues.

Reuters: “In fashion circles, lawyers becoming sought-after accessories

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“One of the hottest new trends in fashion is emerging from an unlikely venue: law school.

Fashion law is a burgeoning niche practice in New York and Los Angeles, both hubs of the approximately $200 billion U.S. apparel market, with both legal firms and design houses hiring specialist attorneys.

Their charge is to negotiate real estate deals, advise on mergers and acquisitions, deal with employment disputes and, in some of the most high-profile work, litigate copyright claims. Those claims can be crucial to fashion labels….”

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. is one of the few Florida firms that has a practice group dedicated to Fashion Law. Fashion law is a specialized area of law that deals with intellectual property (copyright and trademark law, including brand licensing), domestic and international business transactions, textiles, merchandising, employment and labor concerns, and customs (import/export issues). Traditionally, most fashion lawyers work for established fashion and luxury goods companies in major urban commercial centers such as New York City, Paris, London and Milan. Some fashion lawyers work within the company, and others work outside the company for law firms.

Fashion attorneys participate in a variety of legal activities and negotiate deals for their clients. The clients may be large retail chains, haute couture labels, high-fashion models, or an unknown designers just starting out. If and when the situation arises, a fashion attorney will litigate for his or her clients in court.

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A.’s group of attorneys are able to assist clients in every facet of Fashion Law. For more information contact attorney Aaron Resnick,