FASHION & RETAIL

H.O.W.L. Handle Only With Love

Fashion is a multi-disciplinary endeavor that requires astute representation with a strong awareness of the special requirements and challenges inherent to the industry. Our team structures arrangements and policies that are tailored to fit your businesses needs and advise clients on a range of issues including:

  • Product Sales Strategies
  • General Contract Drafting
  • Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements
  • Licensing and Collaboration Agreements
  • Import/Export Regulations
  • Marketing Practices
  • Intellectual Property Registration
  • Employment Policies
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Franchising Agreements
  • Consumer and Wholesale Relationships
  • e-Commerce Terms and Conditions

DiSchino & Schamy understands the highly competitive environment in which world-class designers, retailers,manufacturers and distributors operate. Our firm acts as outside general counsel, regulatory and retail counsel for designers, fashion-houses and specialty brands.

Our team has extensive experience in the areas of retail and online distribution, branding, labeling, and advertising as well as licensing, anti-counterfeiting, grey market goods, and compliance with import/export requirements. We represent clients in complex commercial transactions and disputes, including copyright, trademark and trade dress matters. We also advise on business formation and structuring, joint ventures, franchise relationships, mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, we counsel clients in the areas of executive compensation, employee benefits, compliance with employment and labor laws as well as real estate and retail leasing. Our fashion law practice combines intellectual property techniques with broad capabilities in the retail, real estate, corporate, and commercial law areas to design individually tailored strategies to further the goals of our clients.