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September 12, 2016

Preparing for Consulting Agreements

Many Law On The Runway clients are first time entrepreneurs, and they are looking for expert guidance from consultants who are experts in marketing, manufacturing, or business development.  To receive this guidance, often entrepreneurs turn to industry experts for consulting help.  When working with a consultant, it is very important […]
September 12, 2016

Targeting Holiday Shoppers? Comply with Email Marketing Laws

My email box has been absolutely flooded with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, & Giving Tuesday deals. The holiday shopping season is definitely upon us. Like a true fashion law nerd, as I sort through these messages,  I reflect on the regulations governing email marketing messages. If you are also coveting […]
September 12, 2016

Want to Offer Holiday Gift Cards? First, Explore These Legal Issues.

It is the time of year when clients are thinking about holiday gift promotions. Sometimes, the holidays inspire clients to add gift cards into their  promotions. Gift cards can be a wonderful way to gain exposure to new customers, and to capture those holiday gifting dollars. Before you jump into […]
September 12, 2016

4 Resources for Making Eco-Fashion Materials & Manufacturing Choices

Eco-fashion has always held a special place in my heart as I believe fashion can be used to improve lives, to express the self, and to nurture the environment.  With these ideals in mind, I want to take a step back from the legal topics for a moment, and focus […]
September 12, 2016

Top 3 Legal Concerns of Upcycle Fashion Labeling

Upcycling fashion companies often have the same questions regarding how to label the garments they are creating, especially when those garments are altered versions of previous garments. Below are the top three questions asked and a little information to help navigate trademark laws and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules.  Like […]
September 12, 2016

Paying For Services In Equity, Not Paychecks

When a fashion company is just getting started, I often receive this question, “can I offer my independent contractors or employees equity in my company instead of a paycheck?” This blog post will give you an introduction into when this  compensation option may be appropriate. Like all Law On The […]
September 12, 2016

Creating a Commission Only Contract with a Sales Representative

When small fashion companies are seeking to expand the number of retailers or potential customers that they can reach, they often seek out a sales representative who can act as an independent contractor, receiving a percentage of each representative facilitated sale. This relationship, while seemly simple, is full of complex […]
September 12, 2016

How To Protect Your Jewelry Designs

For jewelry designers, a few key pieces may define their reputation, especially for precious metal designers, who may only make a few notable designs per year. For designers who are concerned about protecting their unique pieces, there are a few intellectual property avenues to consider exploring. The rules of intellectual […]
September 12, 2016

When To Label Your Products as “Made In USA.”

To support the local economy and to avoid manufacturing facilities with questionable humanitarian ethics, many fashion and cosmetic companies are seeking local manufacturing opportunities, and are excited to share this goal with customers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published several policies and standards that companies must reach when using […]
September 12, 2016

Conversations To Have With Your Future Fashion Business Partners

The beginning of any business is not only a crucial time to discuss how the partners will work together, it is also a wonderful time to have these discussions, since all partners are optimistic about their future business, and therefore in a great mindset for compromise. When partners clarify their […]