NEW YORK, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fairchild Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., is excited to announce the release of the much-anticipated second edition of Fashion Law – the first ever guide for designers, fashion executives and attorneys as well as the textbook of choice at both fashion and law schools. Because a majority of fashion brands are now global, the expanded second edition now includes new chapters on international fashion law (especially within the Asia Pacific region), fashion financing, celebrity and model endorsements/agreements and marketing, advertising and promotion.
The book was conceived, edited and co-authored by Guillermo C. Jimenez, professor of fashion law at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and Barbara Kolsun, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Stuart Weitzman LLC. Top attorneys practicing in the legal specialty of fashion law contribute chapters of the book, including a chapter on “Litigation Strategies in Fashion Law” byDavid H. Bernstein, a partner at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and chapters on “Real Estate Law,” “Employment Law” and “Fashion Finance” by Lee Sporn, General Counsel, Michael Kors.
Released in 2010, the first edition of Fashion Law made waves as the first book to delve into the various legal areas of fashion. It explores such vital issues as intellectual property law, copyright, patent, trademark and trade dress protection; licensing agreements, selling and marketing fashion goods domestically and abroad; and laws affecting treatment of employees, leasing of retail property and international trade. Each topic within the book features case studies, practice tips, form agreements and sample clauses.
The book also addresses newsworthy fashion legal issues such as counterfeiting, the protection of fashion designs globally and import/customs issues. It serves as an instructional tool as well, providing legal advice on how to start a business, launch a line and develop new businesses in international markets.
“The first edition of this ‘how-to’ book was a hit and it was time for an update with the global evolution of fashion law and cases like the Louboutin/ Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci/Guess,” said Barbara Kolsun, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Stuart Weitzman LLC. Kolsun was formerly General Counsel of Kate Spade and Seven for All Mankind and Assistant General Counsel at Westpoint Stevens and Calvin Klein Jeans.