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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Fashion Counsel Executive Series: Lars Schmidt of Escada Discusses Legal Issues for a Global Brand, Part 2

In Fashion Counsel's first Executive Series interview, Anthony Lupo spoke with international luxury fashion house Escada's General Counsel, Lars Schmidt. They discussed legal issues that Escada routinely faces while operating as a leading apparel brand in more than 60 markets, largely concentrated in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Yes Means No Agreement to Arbitrate: Lack of Essential Elements of a Contract in Online Transactions

In a recent decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Lee v. Intelius Inc., 9th Cir., No. 11-35810, 12/16/13, the Court held that an online consumer could not be compelled to arbitrate a class action because the essential elements of a contract were not present.

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Fashion Counsel Executive Series: Lars Schmidt of Escada Discusses Legal Issues for a Global Brand

Welcome to Fashion Counsel's Executive Series, a new segment offering analysis and key points of law impacting Fashion executives. Fashion Counsel host Anthony Lupo, partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion, Luxury Goods & Retail practice, will periodically conduct one-on-one interviews with fashion CEOs and business leaders. This week, Tony sits down with Lars Schmidt of Escada to discuss some of the legal issues facing today's global brands.

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