Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog offers news, analysis, and insights for the industry from fashion attorney Anthony Lupo.

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox Speaks to New Fashion Designers on Setting Up Their Brands


Arent Fox Speaks to New Fashion Designers on Setting Up Their Brands

On April 26, 2016The 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.


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