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September 16, 2016

Online Marketing: Why Copyright and Rights of Publicity Issues Matter

This is the first part of a two-part series about marketing and online platforms After great marketing efforts, Hollywood is finally noticing your designs: an A-list actress has recently been seen wearing your latest creation! The obvious way to celebrate would be to share the picture on your brand’s social […]
September 16, 2016

Preparing Talking Points for a Patternmaking Agreement

Patternmaking is an essential step when it comes to manufacturing garments. Your patterns are the very foundation of your clothes and will determine how your apparel line turns out. You should therefore take your time to shop around and find patternmaking services you will fully be satisfied with. Here are […]
September 16, 2016

Gaining a Voice in the Capital for FashTech

On June 15th, the Fashion Innovation Alliance held their inaugural event, a Fashion and Tech showcase, to a packed and stylish room with a view of the US Capitol Dome. Law On The Runway asked Hilary Jochmans to attend to see first hand the creations of the featured fashtech entrepreneurs […]
September 16, 2016

Hiring Home-Based Independent Contractors for Your Apparel Business

The freelance economy is becoming more and more important every year. By 2020, 50% of America’s workforce will be freelancing on a part-time or full-time basis. Many industries are starting to take advantage of this economy because freelancers, legally known as independent contractors, are often times less expensive than regular […]
September 16, 2016

Planning Terms of 2nd-Hand Retail Website

We’re seeing a trend in the ecommerce fashion scene, 2nd-hand retail websites.  Some business models connect users who exchange or purchase clothing directly from each other, like Poshmark. Others, like Threadup allow users to send in clothing or accessories directly to the company for cash or store credits. This blog […]
September 16, 2016

Final Post in Guest Series- Going Public: Speaking Out! Public Disclosure of a Copycat Complaint

This final post in the three-part guest blog series for Ask Harriete addresses how and when to take your copyright infringement complaint “public,” meaning sharing it with a large community, through a website, blog or social media. Please follow this link to access the final post: http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2016/01/going-public-speaking-out-public-disclosure-of-a-copycat-complaint.html
September 16, 2016

Second Guest Post on “Ask Harriete”…Initial Copycat Communication

The second article in the 3-part series on what do it if you find a business copying your designs is now live on the “Ask Harriete” blog. This post offers tips on sending that first communication to your copier, creating the foundation for effective change and agreement on how to […]
September 16, 2016

Guest Blogging Series on CopyCat Designers

Artist and blogger Harriete Estel Burman has asked me to create an article series on dealing with copycat designers. This series will have three blogs of practical tips for when you discover someone has copied your designs. To read the introduction blog written by Harriete on the series, please visit: http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2015/12/fashion-law-primer-protecting-your-designs.html
September 16, 2016

Planning an In-Kind Sponsorship Agreement for Fashion Exhibition or Show

I’ve been working with the talented team of 360Fashion to prepare an upcoming fashion & technology runway show, highlighting global innovation in these fields. We’ve spent months preparing and nurturing mutually beneficial “in-kind” sponsorship relationships providing 360Fashion collaboration opportunities with a variety of industry experts and organizations. 360Fashion is allowing […]
September 16, 2016

Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers: Tips on Product Endorsement Agreements

I’m coming out of my blogging hiatus to talk about blogging! Its been a busy 6 weeks at Law On The Runway, but I was inspired to write this post after a lifestyle blogger told me about a recent struggle she had with an internationally-known brand. This brand reached out to […]