August 17, 2018

Cosmetics Safety: 6 Resources to Help you Make More Educated Choices

Consumers are becoming more and more conscious of what they purchase and who they purchase it from. This mind shift has not only occurred in the food and clothing industries, but also the cosmetics industry. Various entities have come up with tools to help consumers learn more about the products […]
June 29, 2018

How Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Ruling Applies to Your Business

We’re very lucky at Law On The Runway to be able to present this following article from our teammate Hilary Jochmans, based in D.C.. Hilary went to the Supreme Court to listen to the oral arguments of Wayfair v. South Dakota. She wrote the following article with support from our summer intern […]
June 28, 2018

3 Key Elements to Build a Strong (and Legal) Affiliate Marketing Program

We love talking about marketing here on the Law on the Runway blog. We’ve seen over the last couple of years different methods of marketing gain in popularity with online bloggers. One of the most subtle, but widely used ones is affiliate marketing. If you sell products or services online, […]
May 17, 2018

3 Ways New Privacy Concerns Will Affect Fashion Companies

We are days away from the implementation of the GDPR, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. Enforcement starts May 25th, 2018.  This law, as well as a variety of new data privacy changes in the apps businesses love to use, will greatly impact how fashion companies operate when it comes to […]
March 26, 2018

Is Blockchain the Solution to Proper Artist Remuneration?

You have probably heard of blockchain by now, whether by stumbling upon a panoply of blog posts explaining what blockchain is and how it is the new Internet, or because a company you’re familiar with has announced its decision to use blockchain technology from now on. Blockchain technology is often […]
January 22, 2018

Protecting Fabric Patterns with Copyright Law

We often talk about how little fashion is protected when it comes to intellectual property. This is due to fashion’s utilitarian nature. However, there are aspects that can be protected by copyright law for instance. You may not be granted any intellectual property rights over the cut of a dress […]
December 27, 2017

Trademark or Copyright: Which One Will Protect my Brand?

We were recently asked why a company should register a trademark over their logo when they it could simply be protected by copyright law. People often confuse trademarks and copyrights, and while it is true that their protections can overlap, the two have very distinct purposes. We therefore decided to […]
December 1, 2017

California’s Garment Industry: A Quick Overview of Labor Laws

Recent news and conversations about Zara workers leaving notes in clothes to denounce the fact that they had not been paid for their labor got us thinking it might be time for a little reminder of California’s garment industry’s labor laws. Therefore, here’s a little primer on everything from wages […]
October 29, 2017

#NoFreePhotos : A Legal Look at What Happened

This year’s Fashion Week was quickly taken by the #NoFreePhotos storm. You might have seen the hashtag going around on Instagram as well as a few articles touching upon the subject. Now that Fashion Week is over and that the dust has settled, let’s decorticate what happened and the legal […]
September 28, 2017

Legal Guidelines for Including Product Placement in Your Movie or Television Series

We often discuss influencer marketing here at Law on the Runway, as it is a fairly new practice, but we thought it could be interesting to explore TV and movie product placements. Although not as widely mentioned in the news as influencer marketing, product placements in television and film has […]