This year has seen the launch of some new fashion collaborations including Saint Laurent and Havaianas, Neuw Denim and jewellery designer, Holly Ryan and Gorman and Indigenous artists from the Mangkaja Art Resource Agency Centre. These pairings give emerging designers much-needed exposure, allow existing labels to experiment and attract new customers and in some cases, make a meaningful contribution. It’s vital that the parties share the same values, vision and goals for the collaboration. To avoid a messy break up, it’s critical that the parties see eye-to-eye on legal matters.
Your business’ intellectual property is a valuable asset worth protecting. When knock-offs of your product enter the market, it is important to understand your intellectual property rights and enforcement options. These may include sending a cease and desist letter to the infringer and seeking removal of its product listings from online marketplaces.
IT'S BACK! Returning to Sydney this November 14-16 2017, the International Sourcing Expo brings the world to you. The Council of Textile & Fashion will be in amongst the action at Stand F12!Stop by and have a chat to one of the CTF team about our programs, and get to know some of our members at the expo, with unique consultations available from: Manufacture My Product (Stand G17), Sample Room, Citizen Wolf, The Fashion Futurist, APN Performance Testing, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, Brauz, Travelshopa, Technical Fabric Services Australia and Fashion Equipped (Stand B09).
Intellectual property lies at the heart of the fashion sector as a significant creative industry. However, how copyright and designs law plays out in the day to day business of different fashion companies is not well understood. Nor does the law seem to value the creativity in fashion as much as in other fields.
Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters: On the back of the International Sourcing Expo, POF takes a look at trade mark protection overseas. Among the many legal issues faced by exporters of fashion and textile products overseas, is the protection of their brand or trade mark abroad. Our Q&A provides an introduction to overseas brand protection...
When it comes to fashion, how do designers protect their IP? Anita Brown from Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF) takes us through Design Registration and Copyright Protection.
If you’re an established or up-and-coming fashion label, your brand is your most valuable asset. It’s the hallmark of your label’s quality, style and prestige. It’s what sets you apart from other clothing lines. Anita Brown of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick takes us through how to look after your fashion brand's trade mark portfolio.
Understanding IP for your Fashion Business can be a daunting undertaking when considering the various platforms available such as crowdfunding. But it doesn’t have to be, the folks at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick are her to help you out! This week, Anita Brown takes us through IP for Fashion & Textile Crowdfunders, and 5 key things to do before you launch your campaign.