In a wide-ranging interview with Forbes, Fashion leader Anthony Lupo touched on a number of topics, including the state of the fashion industry, the progression of client expectations, and where he’s focusing his own development.
Importers of known industries where North Korean forced labor is used, such as footwear, textiles, seafood, mining, pharmaceuticals, and logging, must exert caution or be prepared to face the consequences, was the message delivered at last week’s meeting of government officials at ICE’s Intellectual Property Rights Center.
In sports, naming rights and sponsorships name the game, with brands signing multimillion dollar deals to claim key points of consumer visibility, ranging from small jersey patches to massive sports venues. These transactions have also expanded the world of sports marketing to other industries as a wide range of corporate partners, including fashion retailers, seek new opportunities for their brands.
If San Francisco lawmakers have their way, the fur trade could soon go the way of the dodo. On March 20, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban the sale of fur in the city, making it the largest city in the United States to do so.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a proposed settlement of another significant "Made in USA" enforcement action, and in response, a major industry trade association has requested that FTC revise its "Made in USA" enforcement policy.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay overtime based on an employee’s “regular rate” of pay. While the FLSA only requires overtime after 40 hours in a workweek, California has broader overtime requirements, including daily overtime after eight hours in a workday and double time in some instances. California also mandates payment of overtime based on “the regular rate of pay for an employee.” The state, however, has not had explicit rules for determining how to calculate the regular rate.
The German Federal Court of Justice recently upheld a finding by Germany’s national competition authority that sporting goods company ASICS cannot prohibit its dealers from using online price comparison engines. The court found that per se prohibitions on the use of price comparison engines that are not linked to quality requirements violate EU law. The court indicated that some restrictions on online sales may nonetheless be permissible, such as restrictions on the sale of luxury goods on third-party platforms to control product quality.
Last week, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled embedding a copyrighted photo that had been posted to Twitter constituted copyright infringement. This ruling may result in a widespread change in licensing practices for online content.
What's really in a name? Hear "Lacoste" and an iconic crocodile amidst multi-colored polo shirts instantly springs to mind.
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo discusses Lacoste's style evolution with Deputy General Counsel Laurent Chedru. There has been a seismic shift in the fashion industry over the years, yet Lacoste has always managed to weather these changes with a steadfast commitment to staying true to its brand.
On February 15, 2018, the US House of Representatives passed legislation that would amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in an effort to stem “drive-by” lawsuits – so called because the lawyers who threaten them (and the plaintiffs they represent) often do not physically inspect the premises or intend to patronize the businesses they sue. Under the bill passed by the House (H.R.