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Triple Tariff: Women’s Denim Manufactures Retaliatory EU Tariff on US-Made Denim

As experienced members of the fashion industry can attest, trade matters such as duties and taxes, and other regulations can have a huge impact on global sales and sourcing decisions. In an effort to resolve differences over trade practices and increase the already $1 trillion in annual trade, the United States and the European Union (EU) conducted free-trade agreement talks under the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from July 9 to July 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Fashion Counsel: Visas & Visiting Executives

Arent Fox today released Episode 7 of Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo. This edition features partner Nancy Noonan whose practice focuses on the US’s immigration and nationality laws. In Episode 7, host and Arent Fox partner Tony Lupo interviews Ms. Noonan on the best visa types to assure smooth extended stays for strategic managers on assignment in the US for up to seven years.

Fashion Counsel: Currency & Payments in Latin America

Arent Fox today released Episode 5 of Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo. This edition features Ricardo Fischer, partner and special legal consultant to Arent Fox’s Intellectual Property and International Trade groups.

Alleged Software Piracy by Overseas Fashion Firms Gives Rise to Unfair Competition Claims in California

The California Attorney General recently filed two lawsuits in state court against Chinese and Indian apparel manufacturers, accusing the companies of obtaining an unfair competitive advantage over US firms through the use of pirated software. See People of the State of California v. Ningbo Beyond Home Textile Co., Ltd., No. BC499771 (Cal. Super. Ct. Jan. 24, 2013); People of the State of California v. Pratibha Syntex Ltd., No. BC499751 (Cal. Super. Ct. Jan. 24, 2013).