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

Regulatory, Recall & Prop 65

Arent Fox represents a number of fashion, luxury goods, and personal care products companies on a wide range of regulatory and product safety issues. Specifically, we have assisted companies in crafting product claims to avoid unnecessary Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulation. Also, we have advised clients on many issues related to product development and most marketing compliance matters such as product defects and reporting obligations that may exist. In addition, we have assisted clients in recalling those products in the event there is a health or safety issue. We have worked with a number of our clients on the complex and unique issues presented by Prop 65 in the state of California.


Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be attributed, in part, to the "lipstick index," a phrase coined in 2001 by Leonard Lauder, then-chairman of Estee Lauder, to describe how beauty products may act as affordable indulgences during times of economic recession.


California Retailers: Use of Thermal Receipt Paper Gets Costly

  • The first NOV involving register receipts was issued by the Center for Environmental Health against a restaurant in Lake Forest 

Rule Changes at the USPTO Allow for a more Streamlined Industrial Design Registration Process for Foreign Applications

Starting on May 13, 2015, Applicants in the United States who file a single industrial design application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in English have the opportunity to obtain protection for up to 100 different industrial designs across 44 countries and intergovernmental organizations. This change was published in the USPTO’s Final Rules relating to “Changes to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs” in April.


World Renowned Fashion Giant Ralph Lauren Corporation Resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation with DOJ and SEC for $1.6 Million

On April 22, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that fashion powerhouse Ralph Lauren Corporation (RLC) has agreed to pay $1.6 million collectively to resolve allegations of misconduct under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for allegedly bribing government officials in Argentina to obtain improper customs clearance of merchandise and for illicitly providing expensive gifts to Argentine officials to secure the importation of RLC’s products into Argentina.

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Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 350 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.