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
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Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney

The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a Staff Attorney to draft and negotiate retail leases (tenant side) for Arent Fox’s highly acclaimed Fashion and Luxury Goods practice. Candidates must possess at least 5 years of experience in commercial leasing, specifically retail leasing. Experience in the fashion industry helpful. Candidate must possess strong writing skills and be able to work as a part of a team. Please submit resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts. Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Fashion Law Videos, Intellectual Property, Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection
In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing advertising campaigns around the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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E-Commerce, Online Distribution & Fulfillment, Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest

What Made News?

In a recent letter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that a promotional contest on Pinterest violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. Although the FTC did not take any direct enforcement action against Cole Haan, the letter forced Cole Haan to discontinue the contest and is one of the first instances in which the FTC has offered an opinion about what it takes to keep social media contests and promotions on the right side of federal advertising laws.

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Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference

On April 9, 2014, Anthony V. Lupo will participate in a panel discussion about advertising and updates in the FTC at the 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference. The panel, titled “Don Draper in the Digital Age: How Technology is Changing the Law of Advertising,” will cover topics such as native advertising, social media, the internet of things and consumer consent, and behavioral advertising. Additional speakers will include Farah Ahmed of the Personal Care Products Council, Andrew Udin of MRY Advertising, and Anthony Justman of Sony Computer Entertainment.

To learn more about the Conference, click here.

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The Weekly Cut
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The Weekly Cut

 News you can use from around the fashion industry:

  • Mobile App, House Account, Lets Shoppers Browse and Buy from Far-Flung Boutique Shops. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Parent Company of Uniqlo, Sets High Bar with Expansion Plans. [Global Times]
  • Tapvalue Raises $2.2 Million For Its Advertising Technology For Offline Retailers. [TechCrunch]
  • How JackThreads Gets In The Minds Of Male Shoppers With Data. [Fast Company]
  • Nordstrom’s Innovation Labs Help a 113-Year Old Department Store Chain to Innovate on the Fly. [Pando Daily]
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The Weekly Cut
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The Weekly Cut

News you can use from around the fashion industry:

  • Zappos Is Piloting a Personal Shopping Service on Instagram. [Fashionista]
  • Golden Gate Reports 9.5% Stake in Women’s Retailer Ann Taylor. [Bloomberg]
  • Barneys Removes Ecommerce Barrier with Free Return Policy. [Luxury Daily]
  • Men's Wearhouse Buying Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 Billion to Create America's 4th Largest Seller of Men's Apparel. [Brand Channel]
  • FTC Revises Textile Labeling Rules. [Sourcing Journal Online]
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The Weekly Cut
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The Weekly Cut

News you can use from around the fashion industry:

  • How Birchbox Founders Cold-Emailed Their Way to Success. [Racked]
  • New data suggests “showrooming” – the practice of browsing in real life and purchasing online – on Amazon might not be killing physical retail after all. [Pando Daily]
  • 35 Companies That Are Changing The Way We Shop. [Business Insider]
  • Key takeaways for the fashion industry from SXSW: Wearables, Privacy, and Avoiding Bandwagons. [Business of Fashion]
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Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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Do Clothing Manufacturers Need to Rethink Marketing Tactics for Outlets?

Four members of Congress recently asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch a federal investigation into the marketing practices conducted by outlet stores. They are arguing that because of the way outlets market their products, consumers may be unaware that lower quality items never intended to be sold at the regular retail store are often made available in the retailer’s outlet collection.

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The Weekly Cut
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The Weekly Cut

News you can use from around the fashion industry:

  • As Marketing Goes Digital, The Customer Becomes The Marketer. [Forbes]
  • Accessible Luxury Snaps at Heels of Mega Brands. [Reuters]
  • Is a True Shazam-for-Shopping App Within Reach? [Mashable]
  • No Longer Clashing, Wearable Tech Embraces Fashion [New York Times]
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E-Commerce, Online Distribution & Fulfillment, Advertising, Data Collection & Privacy
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California State Court Decision Could Spell Trouble for Some Online Retailers

A recent state court decision in California could prove a major headache for online retailers that engage in comparative price advertising. Although the decision — People of the State of California v. Overstock.com — is not binding precedent and its future on appeal is far from clear, the decision suggests that retailers may be forced to adopt more rigorous internal standards when engaging in comparative price advertising.

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