On April 26, 2016—The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) invited Anthony Lupo, chair of Arent Fox's fashion law practice, to give students and alumni a presentation about the specific legal and business challenges that designers and retailers of fashion and luxury products face in an increasingly globalized and Internet-based world.
Following the presentation, FIDM students and alumni will have the opportunity to participate in a fashion law clinic. These one-on-one meetings with Mr. Lupo and his team are designed to assist new designers with their legal fashion needs and strategy.
Individuals will have the chance to discuss:
- Sourcing in Asia
- Hiring employees and work for hire agreements with designers
- Distribution through Amazon
- What type of corporate entities you should set up
- Import/export issues
- Protecting company and brand domestically and internationally
- Taking on investors
- Hiring employees
Mr. Lupo represents notable industry players like DVF, Louboutin, Escada, Jimmy Choo, Maison Margiela, Diesel, Lacoste, and True Religion and sits on the board of a number of these companies or acts as their outside counsel.