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When Should One File For A Trademark?

Many individuals and business owners believe that they will have time to file for a trademark after they have embarked on their brand’s journey. However, they fail to understand the consequences that may result from not taking proper legal steps …

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Legal Phenomena for Online Businesses

As social media becomes one of the front stream platforms for growing businesses, one must understand how to protect these practices. Currently, many business owners are turning their Facebook pages into online stores or platforms for advertising and promoting brands …

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Spamming ONLINE, a Movement or Dilemma

Is one allowed to Solicit their business services or goods on social media? The answer is it depends; however with social media becoming one of our top marketing platforms, these legal questions are becoming more pertinent and as a result, …

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Unpaid Internship Disputes

Opinion Statement Some of my most valuable work experience, whether its knowledge or work ethics, came from taking on free internships during college and law school. These experiences are priceless to me today because they truly gave me the opportunity …

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What type of business entity is right for your startup?

Most startup companies’ first legal question is what type of business entity should we form? Many professionals commonly improperly answer this question because there are many factors that shall be determined prior to choosing the appropriate business structure. This article …

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TOP 3 MISTAKES MADE BY FASHION COMPANIES

My job is to advise not to criticize. Therefore, I find it very important that my advice reaches fashion entrepreneurs before theymake unnecessary mistakes. INCORPORATIONS One shall incorporate at the onset of starting their business. The reason being is that …

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REVIEW OF THE CATWALK: NYFW 2014

As per tradition, I feel the urge to blog about fashion week and the experiences that I encountered from the legal/business perspective that may have been indistinguishable to the artsy community. This season was a bit of a hassle. The …

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“The Old Woman Who Lived in her Red-Soled Shoes: A Tale of Louboutin vs. Jourdan”

As Carrie Bradshaw famously said, “I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes.” Who better to launch a shoe collection, than Sex and the City icon Sarah Jessica Parker, who is coming out with her first …

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WHAT MAKES US SUCCESSFUL?

Is it money or happiness? Or is it something beyond our general understanding, or is it a combination of things. After years of observing and working with individuals of diverse backgrounds, I have learned that money has ruined many genuine …

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LEGALLY FASHIONABLE REVIEW OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2013

New York Fashion Week is the time of the year when I throw on my fashionista gear and enjoy the ongoing talent of many designers, some who are known and others who are entering the fashion industry. According to my …

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“A Cautionary Tale: How Far will ‘Inspiration’ take you Before the Product Infringes?: Gucci vs. Guess”

Today we have a guest blogger, Hamutal Ginsburg. She currently attends Pace Law School and is attempting to break into the fashion law industry. Enjoy the article everyone! Designers are always looking to other designers for inspiration in creating their …

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Fake It Until You Make It

Today we have a guest blogger, Rachel Drachman. She is not only a very intelligent woman and a mommy, she is also a Law School Graduate whom I am sure will be an amazing attorney in the near future. Some …

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Last Days of NY Fashion Week

With my “hardly” dangling legs and exhausted aura, I decided that I must finish of fashion week strong. For the foregoing reason, I attended a few more fashion shows to show some support to the exquisite fashion designers that showcased …

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More of Fashion Week

On my fourth day of Fashion Week, I attended an upcoming designer’s, Edwing D’Angelo, Spring 2013 runway show. His collection made me want to move to a warm place. The bathing suits that were displayed were colorful and playful. In …

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FASHION WEEK DAY 2

Exhausting but rewarding are the two words to describe fashion week. On the second day of fashion week, I attended the Houghton SS13 Show, which was held at the Standard hotel. With front row seats and my i-phone camera I …

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FASHION WEEK DAY 1

The energy on the streets of New York is heavily felt during Fashion Week. The amazing fashion talents that we have showcasing their fabulous designs influences this unreal aurora. Yesterday while I was walking around the Lincoln Center, I felt …

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PRESIDENCY ELECTIONS CALL FOR FASHION CRITIQUE!

First and foremost, I find it completely ludicrous that at such important times in our country when we should be trying to focus on finding the right leader for our nation, the wives of these runner-ups are being judged based …

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Does Capitol Hill want to design the U.S Olympic team’s uniforms? Has Rule 40 become a joke?

The following Article has been written by a guest blogger, Stephanie Ramirez, a second year Touro Law School Student. From Capitol Hill reprimands to rogue athletes the U.S Olympic committee just can’t seem to catch a break.However, the folks up …

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Victoria’s Secret Sued for $15 Million????

I guess no one is perfect. Unfortunately, not even my own favorite undergarment store Victoria’s Secret. They have been sued for $15 million by a hosiery supplier that they used to work with. The supplier claims that Victoria’s Secret has …

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IS THE NEW YORK FASHION INDUSTRY DEPLETING?

Everyday I hear horror stories about different industries exhausting in New York including the fashion industry. It makes no sense to me because who is more fashionable than a New Yorker? Part of being a New Yorker is having “steelo” …

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HARVARD? A TRADEMARK?

When one thinks of a trademark, they think of a logo or distinct feature of a design that can cause likelihood of confusion. Can one confuse the name of a University and a fashion brand? I don’t think so. In …

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More Copyright Protection for Fashion Designers?

Today we have a guest blogger, Michelle Scotto-Lavino. She is a Touro Law Student and the Editor in Chief of the Fashion Law Society at Touro. A recent article published in the ABA Journal (July 2011), titled “The Genuine Article,” …

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The Red Sole Bleeds!

What does the future hold for fashion designers and their unique creations? One can only guess based on the Louboutin v. YSL holding that the answer is nothing, nada, cinch. Instead of fashion designers obtaining more protection like other artists …

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Louboutin Soles Play Different Roles!

First, I would like to mention two interesting “trivia” facts that I recently learned about Christian Louboutin before entertaining you with the Complaint and Answer of Louboutin vs. YSL. (1) Louboutin has been around since 1991 and (2) Louboutin came …

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Counterfeiting on Ebay is changing Online-Trade regulations in Europe

On July 12, 2011, the European Union (ECJ) has ruled on, L’Oreal v. Ebay, one of the biggest cases of this year, that dealt with trademark law concerning online trade. The court in the foregoing case has ruled in favor …

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Imprisonment for Smuggling Counterfeits?

On December 30, 2010, the National Assembly of Venezuela enacted a new Criminal smuggling law. This law defines “simple smuggling” as the import, export or transport of merchandise “without complying or intending not to comply with customs requisites, formalities or …

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