Fashion Law

Students at New York Law School, an independent law school in lower Manhattan, will now help you stay informed on fashion law., an online resource produced by the Institute for Information Law & Policy (IILP) at New York Law School, now features a blog that covers breaking news and analysis related to fashion law.

And we’re not talking about when to wear white in relation to Labor Day, we’re talking about design patents, counterfeiting and other legal issues facing the fashion industry. Recent blog entries have covered a trademark case regarding the slogan “Get Lucky”, violence in organized retail crime, and why Christian Louboutin might care that a bakery is selling cakes that look like its shoes. is the only student-run fashion blog we know of with a legal emphasis.

Over the next year, it will expand to include student-written essays; a set of legal guidebooks for designers, manufacturers, retailers, and fashion industry businesses; and a community forum for the discussion of legal issues.

“We have a huge number of students who have experience working in the fashion industry, whether as designers or marketers in their lives before law school, or as interns in large fashion houses, such as Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, Coach and Perry Ellis. We wanted to take their collective wisdom and focus it, building a resource for everyone within the industry.”
- Professor Dan Hunter, Director of the IILP

Law school students and others wishing to write for the site should email

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