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Fashion Law – Spring/Summer 2015 Edition
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Sydney Fashion Law Breakfast – Thursday 15 October
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Ali Baba Launches a New Platform to Fight Counterfeiters
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Fashion Law
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AUD50,000+ Reasons for Employees to Think Twice About Their Employer’s Copyright Works and Confidential Information
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Introducing Our ‘Fashion Law’ Newsletter
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Local Directories Wins in Telstra Dispute Over Yellow
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Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Proudly Sponsored by K&L Gates
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Top Questions Fashion Brands Should Consider Before Conducting Social Media Marketing
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That’s My Name, Don’t Wear it Out!

Fashion Law – Spring/Summer 2015 Edition

“Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel

We are excited to bring you the third edition of Fashion Law, highlighting important issues at the crossroads of fashion and the law.

Fashion Law gives you the latest updates on legal issues affecting your industry. This issue includes the various awards and grants available to new and emerging fashion designers, as well as what to do if your promotional images are reproduced without your permission.

Please click here to read the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Fashion Law.

Sydney Fashion Law Breakfast – Thursday 15 October

How close is too close? Trends, inspirations and courts – where is the line between paying homage and knocking off someone else’s design?

K&L Gates invites you to our Fashion Law Breakfast on Thursday 15 October to explore the ins and outs of copying in the fashion industry, including tips on how to avoid getting into hot water and the legal options available to designers who discover that their creations have been copied. A panel of fashion industry and legal experts will discuss the role of trends in creating designs and address the difference between being inspired and being liable for copying.

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Ali Baba Launches a New Platform to Fight Counterfeiters

The online marketplace continues to generate a vast number of fresh opportunities for businesses, such as the opening up of global trade channels to manufacturers and retailers that were previously restricted to their own local market.  However, these opportunities come with very real risks and traders are becoming increasingly concerned about the sale of counterfeit goods through eCommerce stores such as Ali Express and the sale of re-branded copied goods through B2B websites such as Tao Bao.

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Fashion Law

“The great thing about fashion is that it always looks forward.” Oscar de la Renta

We are excited to bring you the second edition of Fashion Law, highlighting important issues in the crossroads between fashion and the law.

From choosing brand names and protecting distinctive elements of your product and prints, to exclusivity agreements with retailers and protecting your brand online, Fashion Law provides you with valuable information at all stages of your journey, from kick-starting your business through to the runway and beyond.

Please click here to read the Autumn/Winter 2015 edition of Fashion Law.

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AUD50,000+ Reasons for Employees to Think Twice About Their Employer’s Copyright Works and Confidential Information

Employees often like to take a little with them when leaving employment, some might say as a ‘memento’, others might say as outright theft of the intellectual property of their employer.  In a recent decision, an ex employee was ordered to pay his former employer AUD50,000 in damages for copying over 60GB of data prior to leaving his job to work for a competitor.

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Introducing Our ‘Fashion Law’ Newsletter

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Oscar Wilde

We are excited to announce the launch of Fashion Law, our bi-annual fashion newsletter. This newsletter, which comprises short articles, will discuss legal issues that impact the Australian fashion industry.

From top tips for Australian designers and fashion businesses to changes in laws overseas, Fashion Law will provide you with information on issues that directly affect your business.

Please click here to read the first edition of Fashion Law.

Local Directories Wins in Telstra Dispute Over Yellow

It is very difficult for companies to effectively own colour, as was enforced in Local Directories’ Federal Court victory in its long running dispute against Telstra. Telstra claimed that by its use of the colour yellow for phone directories, Local Directories had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and passing off. The Court dismissed these claims and upheld that Telstra’s advertisements published in certain Yellow Pages directories were in fact misleading. Read More

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Proudly Sponsored by K&L Gates

K&L Gates hosted a panel of experts, featuring David Briskin (Executive Chairman, sass & bide and Director, VAMFF), Rachel Smith (Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) and Jol Rogers (Partner, K&L Gates), at its annual Fashion Law Breakfast held as part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Read More

Top Questions Fashion Brands Should Consider Before Conducting Social Media Marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram…the list of social media tools for the promotion of your fashion brand is ever increasing. While social media is an effective and immediate way to reach your customers, there are some important considerations you should turn your mind to before embracing this marketing tool, as some recent examples demonstrate. Read More

That’s My Name, Don’t Wear it Out!

The recent announcement that leading Australian fashion designer Alannah Hill has separated from the label that bears her name (while seeking to continue to work in the fashion industry), is yet another recent example of a ‘name’ and a company parting ways. Another example of ‘brand separation’ that has received a lot of media attention in recent times is the dispute between former racing car driver and tyre salesman Bob Jane, and the company that bears his name, Bob Jane T-Marts. Read More

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